Who: LEL Meeting – Troop D
What: Click it or Ticket it event
When: May 13, 2015
Where: Greenwood, MS at Walmart
You don't get a second chance to make your voice heard. In real life there are no do-overs, which is why cops are out there enforcing seat belt laws.
April 30th, 2015 by mjcpc
Velesha P. Williams, director of Metro Jackson Community Prevention Coalition (MJCPC), has been awarded the Herbert L. Loving Award of Excellence.
Velesha P. Williams, director of Metro Jackson Community Prevention Coalition (shown with Herbert L. Loving), has been awarded the Herbert L. Loving Award of Excellence.
The award was conferred during an awards luncheon the 8th Annual Mississippi School for Addiction Professionals held in Hattiesburg, Miss., on April 9.
The Loving Award is given to individuals who have exemplified excellence in their work and actively contributed innovative and progressive ideas to the field of substance use prevention or treatment, according to the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, sponsor of the school.
MJCPC is under the Jackson State University Office of Community Engagement.
This is not the first time Ms. Williams has been recognized for her contributions to the prevention field. She was selected as the 2014 Prevention Professional of the Year by the Mississippi Association for Addiction Professionals.
The purpose of Community Engagement is to extend the resources of JSU to the community. The intent is to facilitate the creation of a seamless and mutually beneficial relationship between the university and the Jackson metro area.
April 27th, 2015 by mjcpc
MS Delta Region Impaired Driving Initiative – conducted a DUI prevention presentation
Date: April 23, 2015
Time & Location: 10:30am
Who was invited: Coahoma C.C and Coahoma County - general public
April 17th, 2015 by mjcpc
MJCPC partnered with MVSU to recognize Alcohol Awareness Month. The idea was to give the students of MVSU information on DUI prevention. This effort was set into place in order to help students discuss about DUI and/or other drugs that some could be dealing with. The MVSU Counseling Services was available also, to inform students of their services if anyone needs their services.
April 13th, 2015 by mjcpc
Who: Greenwood High School & Greenwood Police Dept.
What: Health Fair
When: April 10, 2015
Where: Greenwood H.S.
Who: Greenville High School students
What: School presentations
When: April 1, 2015
March 27th, 2015 by mjcpc
Remember “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving”
When: March 26, 2015 @ 1 pm
Where: Sharkey County Children Village
Who's event for: General public
March 19th, 2015 by mjcpc
Metro Jackson Community Prevention Coalition (MJCPC) staff and Peer Educators served Mocktails to the students of Jackson State University (JSU) on March 17, 2015 at the JSU Student Center on the 2nd floor in the Commuter lounge area. As a part of our Saint Patrick's Day Mocktai Event its purpose was to educate our students about the dangers and the profound effects of alcohol and underage drinking. MJCPC staff and peers gave out St. Patrick's Day push cards with messages and stats concerning alcohol. MJCPC staff served over a 100 students.
March 19th, 2015 by mjcpc
National Kick Butts Day is Wednesday, March 18, 2015. It is sponsored by JSU Metro Jackson Community Prevention Coalition and Innovative Behavioral Services, Inc.
Every day in the United States, nearly 4,000 kids try their first cigarette. Nicotine is an extremely addictive component, as addictive as heroin or cocaine. Every 72 seconds in the U.S., someone dies from tobacco consumption. The tobacco sector addicts more than 1,000 youth every day.
* Across the world, every 6.4 seconds one person loses his life due to tobacco use.
* Big Tobacco spends nearly 13.3 billion per year on advertising and marketing of tobacco.
* People who intake 8 -10 chews per day of spit tobacco are consuming the same quantity of nicotine as a smoker who smokes 30 – 40 cigarettes a day.
Source: Tobacco Free Kids.org