About The Cause
Our Mission and Vision
CCSAP is a collaborative effort of individuals holding positions in law enforcement, government, schools, business, religious, civic and youth organizations, as well as general community members working together to address and solve community problems related to substance abuse.
Interested in becoming a part of CCSAP program?
GET INVOLVED! Dedicated citizens show up monthly to take on the work. Each month members talk strategy, and plan for the next activity. Meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday of every month. SEE THE CALENDAR FOR DETAILS >>
Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention (CCSAP) envisions a community with a drug-free lifestyle for all, including an alcohol-free lifestyle for our youth. Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention (CCSAP) is commited to promoting and advocating a drug-free lifestyle and environment in and around Bonner County.
The organization structure of the Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention consists of members, a Leadership Team, committees, a paid Executive Director, and paid contractors. Voting membership is open to any public or private organization, individual, or business which supports the purpose, vision, and mission statement of CCSAP. Currently, there is no dues requirement for membership. The Leadership Team is on a volunteer basis and are approved by the general membership. For the coalition to fulfill its service, advocacy, and empowerment roles, it is not only appropriate but also necessary for CCSAP to establish structures and systems that ensure reasonable governance and oversight of the organization. The governing structure must not be a chain of command, but rather a framework for dialogue, deliberation, coordination, and communication among members, the fiscal agent, volunteers, funding partners, and contractors.
The Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention (CCSAP) was formed in 2014 with the initial funding provided from the Idaho Office of Drug Policy, of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association’s (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Framework- State Initiative Grant. CCSAP strives to reduce local risk factors of youth substance use, while increasing protective factors across the community through targeted prevention strategies and programming. CCSAP has the opportunity to specifically address youth underage drinking and Rx drug abuse through the Strategic Prevention Framework priorities and specifically, the Idaho Office of Drug Policy state priorities.