Prevention Council of Roanoke County
Fostering the healthy development of Roanoke County's youth.
Who We Are
The Roanoke County Prevention Council is a group of parents, youth, school, business, faith, and other community leaders who formed a partnership in March 2001 to foster the healthy development of Roanoke County's youth.
- Nancy Hans, Council Coordinator
- Sarah Flint, Community Action Team Facilitator
- Brooks Michael, Parent Educaton Coordinator
What We Do
Utilizing the Strategic Planning Framework© planning process, the Council provides information on the risks and challenges facing Roanoke County families and brings community members together who have a stake in a healthy futures for our youth.
The Roanoke County Prevention Council seeks to prevent alcohol use, drug use, and other high risk behaviors by:
- Educating the community about the risks facing youth and families
- Strengthening families by providing education and parenting classes of pre-teens to encourage family communication about the risks of drug and alcohol use and to increase family supervision of youth
- Promoting coordination and partnership between community organizations serving youth.
- Strengthening our community by increasing the neighborhood attachment of families an youth who move in and around Roanoke county. Neighborhood connection and networking are major factors in preventing youth high risk behavior.
- Providing more opportunities for positive youth involvement and recognition in our community.
The Roanoke County Prevention Council receives the majority of its funding from the Drug Free Communities Grant [DFCG] administered by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.