Drug-Free Communities Support Program National Evaluation: 2016 National Evaluation End-Of-Year Report   [open pdf - 2MB]

"The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program 2016 National Evaluation End-of-Year Report provides an annual update on DFC national evaluation findings. Together, the findings inform on progress on achieving the primary goals of DFC: (1) Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies; as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. (2) Reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse. First, an overview of the history and background of the program are provided. Next, evaluation findings are presented in three sections: sector membership data, strategy implementation data, and core measure outcome data. The sector membership data identifies who DFC coalitions have engaged through capacity building activities. Process data on strategies implemented by DFC coalitions provides information regarding how DFC coalitions work to bring about community change. Finally, the report presents outcome data reflecting change on DFC core measures associated with youth past 30-day non-use, perception of risk of use, and perception of parent and peer disapproval of use associated with four key substances (alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and illicit use of prescription drugs)."

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