Metro Jackson Community Prevention Coalition's (MJCPC) was formed in 1995 under the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Community Prevention initiative. The Coalition is an expansion of an earlier CSAP five-year Community Partnership initiative "Jackson Takes A Stand Community Partnership". Currently, MJCPC is funded by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. MJCPC is under the Office of Community Engagement at JSU.
The Coalition has demonstrated success in providing age-appropriate, culturally relevant substance abuse prevention programs for youth, including hard to reach populations (e.g., juveniles in the detention center and those enrolled in the Adolescent Offenders Program). In addition, the Coalition has been able to effectively work with all sectors of the community in an effort to mobilize them around adult and youth substance abuse issues.
Through our staff, partnerships and network of volunteers, MJCPC provides: community organization, training and presentations on substance abuse prevention, life-skills training to schools, churches, neighborhood associations, business and civic organizations; and referral services which link residents with needed services.