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You Be the Judge

October 1st, 2014 by mjcpc

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The MJCPC  Summer "You Be the Judge" Camp is a week-long (four- days) program targeting youth ages 14-18. Students are divided into 3-5 legal teams to argue hypothetical civil cases. The cases involve personal injury or property damage resulting from different scenarios on underage drinking.

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MJCPC conducted the Underage Drinking Prevention Rally at Powell Middle School on May 19, 2014.  The guest speakers were, Lashanda Ard Prevention Specialist of Hinds Behavioral Health Department, Hinds County Sheriff Department DéMarco Fomby, Youth Program Specialist, Mississippi Highway Safety Programs and Daniel Myers Division Director, Mississippi State Hospital; Whitfield, Mississippi.  The speakers spoke to the students about the dangers of alcohol and drinking under the influence of alcohol.  The Hinds County Sheriff Department also provided the Fatal Vision Course, were students drove a go-cart with DWI goggles through an obstacle course.

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Community Forum – Carroll County Library

October 1st, 2014 by mjcpc

Community Forum at the Carroll County Library

Sept. 30, 2014

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During the 7th Annual MS School for Addiction Professionals, the MS Department of Mental Health, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services is requested that prevention specialists submit an abstract for the poster presentation session.   This was an opportunity for Agencies to present the innovative prevention work that they are doing in their community. MJCPC answered this request and presented a poster on what they are doing to lower the usage of marijuana in the metro Jackson area. MJPC Presnetation Poster 2 FINAL

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Monday Night Football

September 29th, 2014 by mjcpc

On Monday, September 22, 2014Metro Jackson Community Coalition conducted the Monday Night Football Pizza & Wings, “Having Fun Without Alcohol” in the Alexander Dorm.  There were many students that came by to eat and  towatch the Monday Night football game.  One student said that, “this is a positive distraction that I need right now”.  The event was coordinated by Program Coordinator, Henry Thompson and Prevention Specialist, DéMartinez` R. Simmons.  Mr. Thompson spoke to students on how it important it is to know that you can have a great time without alcohol or drugs.  There were approximately 80 to 100 students that participated in the event.

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Peer Educators – South Delta H.S.

September 15th, 2014 by mjcpc

MJCPC, Peer Educators meeting at South Delta H.S. in Rolling Folk, MS - to help spread the word about "Buzz Driving is Drunk Driving" – Sept. 18, 2014

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Warren-Central H.S.

September 15th, 2014 by mjcpc

Classroom Presentation(s) – Alcohol abuse prevention and substance use prevention should begin before children face the issue of alcohol/drugs.  Unfortunately more children in high and middle schools face alcohol problems.  Our program, “The MS Delta Region Alcohol Countermeasures Impaired Driving Prevention Initiative” – is to reduce underage drinking with teens, reduce crashes and reduce fatal accidents in the MS Delta. 

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Tallahatchie Library Community Forum

September 15th, 2014 by mjcpc

Community Forum Presentation - Alcohol abuse prevention and substance is an issue that affects everyone. This outreach effort is to educate the local community and work with law enforcement. This program, “The MS Delta Region Alcohol Countermeasures Impaired Driving Prevention Initiative” – is to reduce underage drinking with teens and adults, reduce crashes and reduce fatal accidents in the MS Delta. 

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An "Alcohol Prevention Rally" was held at Amanda Elzy H.S. in Greenwood, MS – Sept. 2014. 

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Lexington Public Library

September 5th, 2014 by mjcpc

MJCPC at the Lexington Public Library – for a Community Prevention Fourm; 

A prevention project that aims to create safe and healthy communities by reducing problems associated with alcohol – impaired driving. Project staff provides education, training, and technical assistance in the MS Delta Using mass media campaigns, efforts focus on increasing community awareness of driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement operations.

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