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Middle and High School Partnerships

Planned and implemented 4 Drug-Free Homecoming Tailgates – one at each Livonia High School – in partnership with each S.A.D.D. student group and advisor. Attendance at each event exceeded 200 students and families. Shared drug information with parents/students and built … Continue reading

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Prescription Drug Awareness

Visited 103 Pharmacies, 78 Health Care Offices, 5 churches, and 15 Senior facilities to share RX Drug misuse dangers and proper storage/disposal information and encourage them to include distribution of this material broadly to their customers/clients/patients. LSOYTF plans to continue … Continue reading

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Tobacco Retailer Education

Conducted 138 educational visits with tobacco retailers in Livonia and surrounding communities around tobacco laws, providing them with informational packets, legally required signs. Re-checked signage at 28 retailers that did not initially display legal sign, providing them with additional sign … Continue reading

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Livonia Police Department Partnership

Sponsored and participated in “Passport to Safety” event, including attending planning meetings, financial sponsorship, and participation at event. Planned and implemented annual “Run Against Drugs” 5K/10K race and family event, with LPD as primary sponsor, with attendance of over 500 … Continue reading

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Special Events

Planned and implemented annual city-wide Town Hall meeting on “Families In Recovery,” with speakers including families in recovery, and LPD Officer and School Resource Officer. Participated as a primary sponsor of the “Opiate Epidemic Conference” with the Michigan Opiate Prevention … Continue reading

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Community Collaboration

Engaged the community in collaborative drug prevention efforts, including 40 community meetings with entities such as Livonia Community Recreation Center, other community coalitions, churches, and other community members/groups. Initiated 2 student chapters of LSOYTF at Schoolcraft College and Madonna University, … Continue reading

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Drug Awareness/Education

Attended 31 community outreach events, including volunteer fairs, health fairs, and senior forums to share information about drug prevention and LSOYTF. Speakers Bureau: Gave drug prevention/education presentations to 21 groups, including professional/medical groups, youth groups, boy scout troops, and educators. … Continue reading

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Coalition Building

Held 10 general coalition meetings involving a wide group of community members, created a stronger coalition structure involving individuals representing the 12 sectors (including treatment, law enforcement, education, health care, parents, students, media, religious organizations, and other professionals), and strengthened … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Run Drugs Out of Town

It was another great turn out this year with approximately 800 registrants and involved students, local businesses, families, the Livonia Police Department, Livonia Mayor Jack Kirksey, the 16th District Court, St. Mary Mercy Hospital, addiction treatment programs, and many others. … Continue reading

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Livonia Police Department PERK Program

The Livonia Police Department and the Save Our Youth Task Force have teamed up to bring this wonderful program to Livonia citizens. Its mission is to assist Livonia parents who don’t know where to turn when their children begin to … Continue reading

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