The W/B HIDTA prevention initiatives are designed to prevent drug abuse among the region’s youth by coordinating community and local government resources to strengthen youth resiliency, minimize the impact of high risk conditions and support programs that promote drug-free values. HIDTA funds multidisciplinary teams composed of local government agencies and community groups influential in children’s social development to provide support, training and resources to build social networks, mobilize citizens in problem-solving and youth development, overcome social disorder and decline, and enhance community cohesion.
Prevention initiatives include law enforcement partnerships participating at operational and policy-making levels. A nexus has been formed with law enforcement and other public and private sector program elements. There is an ongoing effort to expand alternative funding to enhance the prevention component of this HIDTA, primarily through grant development.
- Richmond Neighborhood Drug Intervention and Prevention Program
- Baltimore’s Violence Prevention and Community Engagement Initiative
- Prince William County Prevention
- Badges for Baseball