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Prevention Unit Community Recognition Nominations

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Prevention Unit Award of Excellence criteria:

Awarded to a community member, public safety personnel employee or entity that has shown excellence in engaging youth in making healthy choices in regards to underage drinking or experienced excellence in underage drinking prevention efforts.

Submissions for worthy candidates are encouraged. Please send submissions in letter form to the Prevention Unit coordinator at [email protected]



Pictured above are: Director John Cocca, Vicky Solomon - Executive Director of NCDP, Det. Daniel Webb, Sgt. Wes Kuhl



The Nexus Coalition for Drug Prevention (NCDP) has been selected to receive a Prevention Unit Award of Excellence. The criteria for this award includes "recognizing an entity who has shown excellence in engaging youth in making healthy choices in regards to underage drinking or experienced excellence in underage drinking prevention efforts," and NCDP has greatly exceeded that requirement.

NCDP's efforts and accomplishments are too numerous to list, but include providing alcohol/substance abuse prevention programs and presentations to over 3,000 youth annually around Pinetop-Lakeside & Show Low, providing semi-annual Parent-Teen University education for teens and parents about the dangers of alcohol and drug use, and experiencing a steady decrease in underage drinking in Navajo County after coordinating numerous community outreach efforts, which is documented in the Arizona Youth Survey.