Kent Drug Free Coalition

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The Kent Drug Free Coalition works with students, parents, schools and community members to prevent and reduce underage drug and alcohol use. We work closely with the Kent Police Youth Board in these efforts!

Some of our work includes:

- Town hall meetings for parents & educators
- Working with alcohol establishments to ensure legal sales, ID checks and safe service
- Providing parents and other information on talking with youth about the impacts of drugs and alcohol
- Distribution of Youth Connections Magazine - great articles for parents and kids!
- Partnering with Kent Schools to work with students

We are always looking for community members, youth and adult, to join us. Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 5:30 pm at the Kent Police Department. For more information, contact 253-856-5883 or sjudd@kentwa.gov

Members:

- Kent City Council Member Dana Ralph - Director
- Dave Hobbs, Kent Parks & Recreation
- Randy Heath, Kent School District
- Paula Frederick, Kent Youth & Family Services
- Toni Troutner, community member
- Eric Munson, Heidi's Promise & Nexus Youth & Family
- Colleen McMeen, Multicare
- Commander Mike O'Reilly, Kent Police Department
- Gina Beretta, community member
- Marylou Becvar, community member
- Cheryl Burnam, Kent Youth & Family Services
- Carla Viltz, Kent Youth & Family Services
- Derek Ralph, student
- Sara Wood, Kent Police Department
- John Pagel, Kent Police Department & Washington State Traffic Safety Commission Target Zero Manager
- Stacy Judd, Kent Police Department

Drug/Alcohol Prevention and Other Resources

Crisis Clinic Line - 1-866-427-4747 provides many resources for teens and adults in

Start Talking Now - provides resources and information for parents on talking to our kids about drugs and alcohol

Kent School District

Kent Youth and Family Services

Nexus Youth and Family

Sound Mental Health

Valley Cities Counseling

Washington State Traffic Safety Commission

Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board