DeKalb Prevention Coalition Earns Recognition

February 13, 2018
by: 
Dwayne Page
Left to right: Arthur Dean-Chairman & CEO CADCA, Pat Castillo- Director of National Coalition Institute, Kristi Paling- DPC Treasurer, Lisa Cripps- DPC Coordinator, & Sean Fearns- Chief. DEA Community Outreach
DPC receives diploma for successfully completing the requirements of the National Coalition Institute. DPC Treasurer, Kristi Paling & DPC Coordinator, Lisa Cripps pictured with the CADCA diploma from the National Coalition Institute

The DeKalb Prevention Coalition earned a diploma last week after successfully completing the requirements for graduation from the National Coalition Institute.

The ceremony was held during the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 28th Annual National Leadership Forum on February 5-8 in Washington, D.C.

DPC Treasurer, Kristi Paling & DPC Coordinator, Lisa Cripps accepted the CADCA diploma from the National Coalition Institute.

The mission of CADCA is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally. This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training and special events. #CADCA #Community #Graduates

The DeKalb County coalition’s goal is to unite community leaders and citizens of DeKalb County forming strong partnerships across major community sectors with the goal of reducing substance abuse.

The vision of the coalition is to see DeKalb County citizens live in a safe, healthy, and drug free community.

This project is funded by The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

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