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Local/State Partners

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks 

Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and improve the quality of life.

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee

Today, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee is the largest youth-serving agency in the city. Every day, an average of 5,000 of Milwaukee’s youth stream through the doors of a Boys & Girls Club and participates in academic and recreational programming. We provide safety and support during critical hours of the day as well as meals, strong role models, organized athletics and access to the arts. At the Clubs, there’s a way for every kid to get involved and learn something new. Our vision is to build the community’s social and economic fabric by ensuring the academic and career success of every member that walks through our doors. We achieve this by providing more impactful programs that appeal to our members, strengthen their academic performance, build character, encourage healthy lifestyles and meet the basic needs of Milwaukee’s youth.

CAARRE (Cops Assisting Addiction Recovery) 

The Greenfield Police Department believes traditional police practices have had little to no affect on this problem that is facing our community. Because of this, the CAARE (Cops Assisting Addiction Recovery) program was created. As the Greenfield Police Department continues to strive to reduce the availability of illicit opiate drugs in our community, we have now forged partnerships with numerous local social service agencies to work collaboratively on intervention and the treatment of opiate abuse. 

Community Advocates Public Policy Institute 

The Community Advocates’ Public Policy Institute works to promote and implement evidence-based policies that will prevent and reduce poverty and improve the quality of life for individuals and families in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.  PPI targets poverty in a number of ways – we try to reduce it through changes to relevant public policies and laws; we try to prevent its effects through public health efforts; and we work to increase opportunity and wellness for low-income people by fostering factors related to success, resilience and well-being. In addition to our Milwaukee work, many of our programs are also regional, statewide and national in scope.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) 

CADCA is the premier membership organization representing those working to make their communities safe, healthy and drug-free.

DEA Youth Dance Program

The DEA Youth Dance Program was established to empower kids by providing a free and positive afterschool alternative to drugs through the fun, healthy, and expressive art form of dance.

Department of Justice - Violence Reduction Network

Public Safety Partnership provides an innovative framework for DOJ to enhance its support of state, tribal, and local law enforcement officers and prosecutors in the investigation, prosecution, and deterrence of violent crime, especially crime related to gun violence, gangs, and drug trafficking. This approach serves as a platform for DOJ to directly engage with cities to identify and prioritize resources that will help local communities address their violent crime crises.

Fighting Back Program/ Jewish Family Services

The mission of Jewish Family Services is to provide supportive services that will strengthen families, children and individuals throughout the life cycle within the context of their unique needs and traditions.

Focus on Community Racine’s Substance Abuse Prevention Agency

We at Focus are constantly working to implement some of the best programs available as well as develop new ways to serve the community.  Prevention is paramount to the success of our community, as substance abuse is a key risk factor in many of the issues we face.

HHS - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

IMPACT 

IMPACT is a dependable community resource for anyone concerned about themselves or a loved one. Our alcohol and drug abuse professionals help identify if a substance abuse problem exists; assess the severity; assemble a plan of action; and connect you with appropriate resources. Because IMPACT does not provide treatment services, and is not affiliated with any health care provider, determinations are based solely on the needs of the individual. Every person who comes into contact with IMPACT is treated with respect, and receives the motivation and means to achieve positive, sustained change. For more information or to access services, visit www.impactinc.org or simply dial 2-1-1.

Medical Society of Milwaukee County 

A Legacy of Leadership and Innovation:  Established in 1846, the Medical Society of Milwaukee County is an organization of 3,500 physicians and medical students that provides leadership on critical health issues, such as prescription drug safety, to improve the overall health status of the community. We believe physicians have a profound impact on our community, inspiring hope and healing. The Medical Society is powered by the wisdom and expertise of its physician members, and compelled by the needs of the community. 

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division

Mission

The Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division through early assessment and intervention promotes hope for individuals and their families through innovative recovery programs in behavioral health wellness, recovery, research and education.

 Vision

The Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, through fostering strategic community partnerships, will become an Integrated Behavioral Health System providing a dynamic, and comprehensive array of services, including community based, emergency, and acute services, to meet the behavioral health care needs of individuals and families.

Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management 

OEM is in the business of urban resiliency, the protection of lives and property through exacting communications to decision-makers and through the total coordination of resources, on-location and on-time.

Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition 

MCSAP addresses policies, practices and programs in our two current priority areas: preventing marijuana use and prescription drug misuse among youth.

Milwaukee Health Department 

The City of Milwaukee Health Department proudly serves as Wisconsin’s largest local public health agency. Our mission is to ensure that services are available to enhance the health of individuals and families, promote healthy neighborhoods, and safeguard the health of the Milwaukee community.

Milwaukee Police Department 

Vision:  A Milwaukee where all can live safely and without fear, protected by a police department with the highest ethical and professional standards.

Mission:  In partnership with the community, we will create and maintain neighborhoods capable of sustaining civic life. We commit to reducing the levels of crime, fear, and disorder through community-based, problem-oriented, and data-driven policing. 

 

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids 

Drug-Free Kids is committed to helping families struggling with their son’s or daughter’s substance use.

Safe & Sound 

Safe & Sound is a nonprofit that has served Milwaukee neighborhoods since 1998. Our mission is to unite residents, youth, law enforcement and community resources to build safe and empowered neighborhoods. With a three-pronged approach that combines community organizing, law enforcement and youth development, Safe & Sound facilitates resident engagement and collaboration around public safety.

West Allis West Milwaukee Community Coalition 

Vision: To improve the quality of life for the citizens of the city of West Allis and the village of West Milwaukee.

Starting Point 

Starting Point builds healthy communities by empowering individuals and families through innovative substance abuse prevention and intervention resources.  Additionally, Starting Point is actively involved in leading the Ozaukee County Heroin Task Force and helps those individuals in early recovery from their addictions by providing a sober housing environment through our Healing Point House. 

West Milwaukee Police Department (WMPD) 

The Primary Mission of the West Milwaukee Police Department (WMPD) includes the protection of life and property; resolution of conflict; creating and maintaining a feeling of security in the community; pro-actively reducing the opportunities for the commission of crime; identification, apprehension and prosecution of offenders of the laws; and the preservation of peace.  We accept as part of our mission the responsibility to provide for a quality of life in our community.

Westmoreland Drug & Alcohol Commission Inc. 

The Mission of Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. is to enhance the quality of life for persons who have experienced problems related to their use or abuse of alcohol and/or drugs.

Wisconsin Department of Justice (WDOJ) 

The Wisconsin Department of Justice, led by Attorney General Brad Schimel, provides legal advice and representation, criminal investigations, and various law enforcement services for the State of Wisconsin and its state agencies. In his first year as attorney general, Schimel's office launched a statewide prescription painkiller abuse awareness campaign, "Dose of Reality," through collaborations with Wisconsin’s medical community and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. General Schimel also has directed the Wisconsin Department of Justice to provide statewide training for law enforcement related to heroin-trafficking and worked to more widely deploy the life-saving drug, Naloxone, which reverses the effects of an opiate overdose.

Wisconsin High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

The Wisconsin HIDTA program is a part of the national HIDTA program.  HIDTA stands for “High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas” and is a federally funded program that supports and encourages federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to work together in multi-jurisdictional task forces in order to target, disrupt and/or dismantle drug trafficking organizations responsible for identified drug threats in HIDTA designated regions.

Wisconsin Medical Society 

Mission: Improve the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting and strengthening physicians' ability to practice high-quality patient care in a changing environment.

Young Marines

The Young Marines strengthens the lives of America’s youth by teaching the importance of self-confidence, academic achievement, honoring our veterans, good citizenship, community service, and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. 

 

National Partners

 

Federal

Department of Justice:  Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. Because most of the responsibility for crime control and prevention falls to law enforcement officers in states, cities, and neighborhoods, the federal government can be effective in these areas only to the extent that it can enter into partnerships with these officers.

 

Department of Justice:   Violence Reduction Network (VRN) 

The Violence Reduction Network is an innovative approach to support and enhance local violence reduction efforts. This data-driven, evidence-based initiative complements DOJ’s Smart on Crime initiative through delivery of strategic, intensive training and technical assistance. Designed to enhance a site’s current goals, VRN builds on efforts already under way, leverages lessons learned, and delivers a broad spectrum of resources via a strategic and holistic approach.

 

Department of Health & Human Services (HHS):  Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

SAMHSA promotes and implements prevention and early intervention strategies to reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders in America’s communities.

 

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)

The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is to improve behavioral health through evidence-based prevention approaches.

 

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is to promote community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery services for individuals and families in every community. CSAT provides national leadership to improve access, reduce barriers, and promote high quality, effective treatment and recovery services.

 

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) 

CDC remains committed to advancing a public health approach to preventing drug overdose death and applies its scientific expertise to help curb the epidemic in three ways: improving data quality and surveillance to monitor and respond to the epidemic; strengthening state efforts by scaling up effective public health interventions; and equipping health care providers with the data and tools needed to improve the safety of their patients.

 

United States Postal Inspection Service 

The United States Postal Inspection Service safeguards the entire Postal Service system – including the hundreds of thousands of employees who process and deliver the mail and the millions of customers who use it. Postal Inspectors are federal law enforcement officers who enforce roughly 200 federal laws related to crimes that entail the fraudulent use of the Postal Service system. The mission of the Postal Inspection Service is to maintain the confidence and integrity of the U.S. Mail. 

 

Non-Government Organizations

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) 

CADCA is the premier membership organization representing those working to make their communities safe, healthy, and drug-free. CADCA has members in every U.S. state and territory and is working in 18 countries around the world. Special programs within CADCA are supporting returning veterans and their families and training youth leaders to be effective agents of change –all through the coalition model. Since 1992, CADCA has demonstrated that when all sectors of a community come together —social change happens.

 

DEA Educational Foundation 

Established in 2001, the DEA Educational Foundation educates the American public on the various costs and consequences of drugs on society through support of the educational programs and exhibits of the DEA Museum and the operation of DEA Youth Dance Program in more than 30 cities around the country.

 

DEA Youth Dance Program

By reaching out to America's schools under the powerful name of DEA and the DEA Educational Foundation, the DEA Youth Dance Program will inspire youth with healthy and drug-free messages, and encourage them to exercise and express themselves artistically.

 

Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks 

The Elks National Drug Awareness Program, established in 1982, is the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States. The Elks are committed to eliminating the use and abuse of illegal drugs by all members of society and believe that in order to ensure a bright future for our country, it is essential that our children be raised in a drug-free environment. The Elks possess a dedicated army of volunteers who freely give their time and talents to what they describe as “a most noble cause.”

 

Boys & Girls Clubs 

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. A Boys & Girls Club provides: a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; and Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences. Their community-based Delinquency and Gang Prevention/Intervention Initiative targets young people ages 6 to 18 that are at high risk for involvement or are already involved with delinquency and gangs. These youth and teens are directed to positive alternatives and learn about violence prevention.

 

Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts of America 

Boy Scouts -- One of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun.

 

The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society Drugs: A Deadly Game! is the drug abuse prevention awareness program of the Boy Scouts of America. It is a drug education experience designed to stimulate discussion in small groups and classroom settings and to get children talking—and learning—about the dangers of drug use and abuse.

 

About: Girl Scouts -- Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Gil Scouts sees itself as the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. With programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.

 

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (Partnership)

Founded in 1987 as an anti-drug advertising campaign and formerly known as the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, the Partnership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and helping families impacted by addiction. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids translates the science of teen drug use and addiction for families, providing parents with direct support to prevent and cope with teen drug and alcohol abuse. On their website, families can find the information they need to understand the ever-changing drug landscape, which now includes abuse of prescription drugs. In addition to support and resources for parents, Partnership reaches youth directly through teen-targeted efforts.

 

Young Marines (YM)

The Young Marines (YM) program is a youth education and service program for boys and girls ages 8 through completion of high school. It promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members. The program focuses on building character, developing leadership, and promoting a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. This is a national program with 300 units throughout the United States.