The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) program has been a central, bi-partisan component of our nation's demand reduction strategy since its passage in 1998. The consistent and steady growth of the program, from $10 million in 1998 to $95 million in 2016 and the number of grantees (from 92 original grantees to more than 2000 grantees) is a testament to the program's popularity. The premise of the DFC program is simple – that communities around the country must be organized and equipped to deal with their individual substance abuse problems in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.
In accordance with DFC our coalition includes 12 sectors to ensure that our work is inclusive and comprehensive. These sectors include:
Law Enforcement Agencies
Religious or fraternal organizations
State, local or tribal agencies with expertise in the field of substance abuse
Civic and volunteer groups
The reason coalition work is so successful in creating change is because it puts community members first, and reaches out to different people who all crave the same thing - a wonderful place to live, work, and play!