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V9 December 20, 2015

WARD 7 SAFE & DRUG-FREE COMMUNITIES COALITION


District of Columbia

DFC GRANT DRAFT ACTION PLAN


September 30, 2015 to September 29, 2016
DFC Goal #1: Increase Community Collaboration
Objective #1:

By September 29, 2016 increase community partnerships and


community capacity to effect positive community change

Strategy #1:

Improve Coalition infrastructure


Activity

Fill open Sector Lead slots:


Re-engage with all sector leads to ensure their
commitment to the Coalitions work remains a top
priority
Ask current Leads for recommendations in other
Sectors
Attend community meetings and identify potential
Leads
Update recruitment and agreement materials
Engage community members as Sector team members:
Identify opportunities for hands-on work and recruit
community to participate
Sector Lead attendance at community meetings and
discussing opportunities
Reach out to partners
Engage community members as Coalition members:
Identify opportunities for active engagement
Connect at community meetings
Use social and traditional media to inform and connect
Improve internal communications, Coalition meeting
planning, and feedback loop; activities will include but will
not be limited to:
Publishing list of Coalition meeting dates
Engaging Sector Leads and teams in meeting agenda
development
Following up after meetings
Determining support Sector Leads need to complete
their work
Maintaining list of meeting attendees

Who is responsible

Timeline

Current Sector Leads,


staff

October 2015 February 2016

Sector Leads, staff


(support)

November 2015
- ongoing

Sector Leads, staff

January 2016 ongoing

Sector team members,


staff (support)

October 2015 ongoing

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Strategy #2:

Improve stakeholder engagement


Activity

Re-establish relationships with community leaders and


regularly attend community meetings (ANC, civic
associations, etc.)
Share Coalition information and alcohol and drug-related
information regularly with the community:
Meetings and social and traditional media (below)
Within Sectors, organization with Sector
representation
Engage community in sharing information and talking about
the problems and solutions:
Twitter
Facebook

Text
W7SDCC blog
Community blogs and websites
Traditional media

Strategy #3:

Who is responsible

Timeline

Appropriate Sector
Leads, staff

November 2015
- ongoing

Sector Leads, staff

November 2015
- ongoing

Media Sector Lead,


Media Sector team,
staff

Enhance skills and capacity of Coalition and interested community


members
Activity

Send one or more Coalition leaders, members or partners


and one or more staff to CADCAs Annual Forum
Send one Coalition leader and one staff member to
CADCAs Mid-Year Forum
Engage Sector teams and cultural competency expert in
improving cultural competency of Coalition members,
partners, and staff
Identify and leverage local training opportunities for
Coalition and community members on emerging drug
trends, coalition-building, leadership development,
communications
Report on findings of focus groups with parents

Who is responsible
Sector Leads, staff

Timeline

Sector Leads, staff

November 2015
February 2016
August 2016

Sector Leads, staff

March 2016

Sector Leads, staff

Ongoing

Staff, Sector Leads and


teams

August 2016

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DFC Goal #2:

Reduce Youth Substance Use

Objective #1:

Educate the community about the risk and protective factors


surrounding ATOD use

Strategy #1:

Educate the community about ATOD protective and risk factors


Activity

Host 2015 Pride report release event for community


leaders, focusing on protective and risk factors and
solutions to challenges
Sponsor (with co-sponsors) workshops in
high-risk communities to educate residents about
challenges and facts about specific drugs. Include brief
overview of 2015 Pride report results. Communities in
which the events will be held are:
Kenilworth Courts (meet on the property)
Huntwood (meet at new 6d station)
Deanwood (meet at DOES)
Clay Terrace/Richardson Dwelling area (meet at
Coalition office, building on site or community room or
church)
Benning Terrace (partner with ERFSC teen pregnancy
prevention program) (meet at DCHA Rec Center)
Ft. Dupont (meet at DPR center)
Engage community in sharing information and talking about
the problems and solutions:
Create messages and images for various social media
and traditional media outlets
Twitter
Facebook
W7SDCC blog
Community blogs and websites
Traditional media
Town Hall with experts in law enforcement, drugs, and
services
Get co-sponsors (from partners and other
organizations)
DEA, MPD, HIDTA

Who is responsible

Timeline

Sector Leads, staff

January 2016

Sector Leads, Partners,


staff

February
September 2016

Media Sector Lead,


Media Sector team,
staff

Law Enforcement
Sector Lead and team,
Health Sector Lead and
team, staff, other
Sector Leads and
teams

March 2016

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Strategy #2:

Engage Ward 7 residents and stakeholders in youth ATOD use prevention


Activity

Who is responsible

Timeline

Engage 20 new youth partners in youth-led and adultguided substance use prevention advocacy activities
focused on reducing negative community risk factors and
improving protective factors
Engage parents, representative of the entire Ward, in three
focus groups to learn their views on drugs, their awareness
of their childrens knowledge about drug use, and their
struggles communicating with their children about drugs.
Use the information to inform future Coalition work.
Engage 8 - 10 parents of middle school-age youth who live
in Kenilworth Courts in "Talk They Hear You" pilot program

Youth Sector lead, staff


(support), MSW intern

February
September2016

Parent Sector Lead,


Parent Sector team,
School Sector Lead,
School Sector team,
staff
Parent Sector Lead,
School Sector Lead,
staff (support)

January
September
2016; Date for
first group
April 2016
January March
2016

Objective #2:

Restrict access to alcohol and synthetic marijuana

Strategy # 1: Ensuring retailer compliance with the law


Activity

Who is responsible

Timeline

Youth verification of retailer compliance with the window


advertisement restrictions:
The 20 young people trained in school about advocacy
to organize and conduct monthly compliance exercises
Identifying stores, notifying them of the project
Compiling pictures, estimates
Reporting to ABRA
Hotline/text campaign for young people to report stores
selling alcohol and synthetic marijuana; can also send in
pictures.
Youth and adults could call one number one extension
for adults, one for youth, to report stores selling
alcohol, K2 to minors; Coalition would forward to
311/ABRA as .mp3 file
Youth could text non-compliant store information to
text line, Coalition would forward to 311/ABRA

Youth Sector Lead,


School Sector lead,
School Sector team,
staff (support),
graduate school intern

January
September 2016

School Sector Lead and


team, Youth Sector
Lead and team, Media
Sector Lead and team,
staff (support)

January
September 2016

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Strategy #2:

Identify and advocate additional policy changes


Activity

Analyze input from community meetings, Pride research


study, youth advocacy efforts in schools and the
community, focus groups with parents, and information
from partners and Sector Leads to identify legislative and
policy change needs
Create a working group to advocate for policy changes.
Members would include but not be limited to:
W7SDCC
Wards 7 & 8 Prevention Center
Wards 5 & 6 Prevention Center
Wards 1 & 2 Prevention Center
Wards 3 & 4 Prevention Center
Ward 4 Drug Free Coalition
Ward 5 Drug Free Coalition
Ward 8 Drug Free Coalition
Anacostia Coordinating Council

Who is responsible

Timeline

Sector Leads, staff


(support)

December 2015
- ongoing

Staff, Sector Leads and


teams

February 2016
ongoing; first
meeting in
February

Share local and national legislative information, research,


more and create a combined advocacy agenda to prevent
and reduce youth drug use/abuse in the District of
Columbia.