How to Build Effective Community Partnerships to Prevent Teen Substance Abuse: Implementing PACT360 in Your Community

The Community Partnerships manual has been designed to help law enforcement and other community stakeholders develop and sustain partnerships with organizations in their community to prevent substance abuse among young people. It aims to help these stakeholders understand the importance and benefits of collaboration, identify potential partners in their communities and create useful partnerships with them, learn to work as a team, and harness the expertise of each agency and person on that team. The manual was created in response to insights gained by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids as they worked with various communities across the country. Through these trainings and on-the-ground work, the partnership found that when collaboration is facilitated to address substance abuse and other community issues, everyone in that community benefits.

Federal Sponsor Agency: COPS

Provider: Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Publication Date: 2015

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