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Shelby County Drug and Alcohol Reduction Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $71,548)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The Shelby County Drug Alcohol Advisory Council, Inc. will reduce underage drinking in Shelby County to support a safe and healthy environment. The Advisory Council will support programs which target: those parents of youth in grades 6 ' 12 who are court-ordered to attend parenting classes to retain custody of their children; and, alcohol beverage servers and establishment owners serving and selling alcohol. The project will educate youth and adults in the community about the effect of underage drinking and will provide specific training for alcohol beverage servers in order to reduce the incidence of underage drinking. The Advisory Council will bolster the alcohol and drug prevention message in the school system in a variety of ways. They will participate in community health fairs and Chamber of Commerce events. The Advisory Council staff and volunteers will attend national, state, regional, and local trainings to stay abreast of the latest trends and programs in the field of alcohol, drug, and violence prevention.


Date Created: September 10, 2008