Objectives

Work within the structure of a community coalition consisting of PASS student members, local law enforcement, local retail merchants, community representatives, governmental agency representatives, church leaders, Chamber of Commerce representatives, governmental officials, and local citizens

objectivesCollaborate with various factions of the community to develop environmental intolerance of drugs, violence, and other risky behaviors in Autauga County adults and youth.

Provide substance abuse resource information for parents, local schools, and social service agencies in Autauga County.

Conduct the Autauga County Teen Court Program, which serves as a community-based intervention/diversion program designed to provide an alternative response for the juvenile justice system. Juveniles committing misdemeanor offenses appear before a peer court in order to receive offense-related sanctions. This program operates under the supervision of Autauga County Juvenile Judge Joy Booth.

Conduct the Autauga County Independent Decision Program, which serves as positive reinforcement for students choosing to remain alcohol, tobacco, and drug free. Students enter the program voluntarily and must have parental consent. In order to participate, students agree to an initial drug screen and periodic random drug screens. After testing negative, students are issued a picture identification card that entitles them to discounts from area merchants, as well as admission to sponsored social events. The main purpose of the program is to support positive, drug-free lifestyles among Autauga County adolescents. This program is a collaborative effort between PASS, Inc. and the Autauga County Board of Education.

Improve communication within the family and provide parenting tools for parents to help prevent or deal with out of control behavior through free parenting programs.