DFC Celebration

To have a strong community, you need prevention. Overcoming our challenges begins with addressing the ROOT CAUSES.

Now approaching its 20th anniversary, Alliance for Community Transformations or ACT, is a community-based, grassroots collective of individuals, businesses and organizations who are working together on projects to improve the health of the greater Bennington, Vermont region.

ACT invites the public a 1-year celebration of Bennington’s awarding of the federal Drug Free Community grant on Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 from 8:30 – 1:30 at the CAPA Center at Bennington College.

Joining will be special guest speaker Vermont Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Reiber to talk about Drug Courts in Vermont

Chief Justice Paul Reiber

Chief Justice Paul Reiber

Here the latest reports from local leaders on:

  • Local successes achieved through the Drug Free Communities Grant Program
  • Data on local youth drug use, misuse and abuse in the region
  • Community attitudes on drug use
  • Regional responses to the opiate crisis

Following the presentations, find out how you can directly be involved in this important work.

Agenda

Detailed agenda will be forwarded to all registered attendees via email.

8:30 – 10:00 – ACT Successes in Year 1 of the Drug Free Communities Grant, Community Survey on Drug Perceptions Report, Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Report

10:00: Bennington County Prescription Drug Task Force, Quad State Initiative

11:00 – Chief Justice Paul Reiber –  Use and Impact of Drug Courts on Vermont’s Criminal Justice System

Attendees may remain following the presentation for lunch and coalition planning workshops.

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 Alliance for Community Transformations Working Roundtable Activities

There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is requested. Complete the registration form below or call 802-442-0713 x 9 for more info.