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Our Accomplishments

  • Medication return box installed at Sparta Police Department
  • Coordinated two Drug Take Back Days annually for the last 4 years (over 1200 lbs. collected in 2013 an additional 666 lbs. in April 2014 and 718 lbs in Sept 2014)
  • Provided education which resulted in passing a Social Host Ordinance in Sparta and Tomah
  • Convened four Criminal Justice Roundtables to open communication between departments/agencies to help reduce drug issues in Monroe County
  • Reduced youth access to alcohol and tobacco through compliance checks within Monroe County
  • Educated parents about other tobacco product (OTP) at school conferences and the public about OTP at flu clinics
  • Participated in National Night Out to educate people about tobacco
  • Purchased a flat screen TV to show prevention DVD’s in the waiting room area of the Food Panty at Couleecap
  • Conducted a Community Perceptions Survey to determine the level of community support for environmental/policy changes and compiled results
  • Continued to educate parents and other adults on the dangers of underage drinking and importance of limiting youth access to alcohol through utilization of consistent alcohol-related messages & the Parents Who Host Lose The Most campaign
  • The Department of Justice implemented a statewide heroin campaign called “The Fly Effect”. The Monroe County Safe Community Coalition is helped to implement this campaign in Monroe County. We had a news interview with Channel 19 and articles in both the Tomah and Sparta papers
  • Coordinated and held 5 Drug Awareness forums within Monroe County

  • Hosted two Synthetic Drug and other Emerging Drug Trends presentations in Monroe County on November 14th. One was for professionals that we held at Mayo Clinic in Sparta (67 people attended) and the other was a community presentation that was held at Tomah High School in the library (25 people attended)
  • Had speakers participate in Cashton and Brookwood schools “Wellness Days”
  • Met with Senator Julie Lassa on one day and Representative Amy Sue Vruwink another day to talk with them about Tobacco issues in Monroe County, specifically Other Tobacco Products (OTP)
  • Two youth from MCSCC and an advisor were chosen to participate in Tobacco Prevention efforts in Washington D.C.
  • Changes made to Sparta Area School District’s Tobacco Policy
  • Assisted to get regulation for Class A License’s for Alcohol in Tomah and an alcohol ordinance change for Tomah’s Recreation Park where we also provided signage for the new ordinance

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