United Prevention Partnership of Jefferson County (Drug Free Communities Program)

Mission Statement:

The Jefferson County United Prevention Partnership’s mission is to prevent and reduce youth and adult substance use while promoting healthy lifestyles and choices using a multi-disciplinary approach.

Jefferson County United Prevention Partnership (UPP) is a coalition of representatives of 12 community sectors, including schools, government, law enforcement, service organizations, youth, parents, volunteers, healthcare, and more. The coalition has identified the following needs:

  •  Establish and strengthen collaboration among public and private non-profit agencies
  •  Support a county-wide effort to prevent and reduce marijuana and alcohol use among youth (18 years of age and younger) 
  • Reduce marijuana and alcohol use among Jefferson County youth and 
  • Ultimately reduce marijuana and alcohol use among adults in Jefferson County.