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Drug Prevention Resources

aka Drug Prevention Resources   |   Dallas, TX   |  http://drugfreegeneration.org/

Mission

Drug Prevention Resources (DPR) is a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization on a mission to create a drug-free generation through collaboration, innovation, education and advocacy. DPR has been leading healthy communities in the prevention of substance misuse and the promotion of wellness for nearly 85 years. We collaborate with community partners to educate youth and adults on the power of prevention. We work with community leaders to advocate for policies that keep kids and communities healthy, safe and thriving. Innovation has fueled our agency and helped us remain a leader in Dallas and throughout Texas.

Ruling year info

1957

President and CEO

Ms. Becky Vance

Main address

P.O. Box 803486

Dallas, TX 75380 USA

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Formerly known as

DPRI

EIN

75-0911671

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Community Coalitions (S21)

Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Prevention Only) (F21)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Recently released data by the CDC show that drug overdose deaths reached a record high of 93,331 in 2020. This this is more than 20,000 deaths above the previous high in 2019 and the largest single-year percentage increase on record since 1999. Locally, nearly 30 percent of school age youth are using alcohol and 78 percent of teens say the have friends who use marijuana regularly. Prescription drugs are now the most commonly abused drugs among 12-13 year-olds. As we face this harsh reality of drug use, misuse and addiction, we must stop the cycle where it begins. How do we do that? One child at a time. The best news is that research shows that 90 percent of addiction begins in the teen years, and if we can prevent youth from trying drugs until age 21, they are less likely to ever do so.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Positive Action

This Positive Action Curriculum is an innovative approach that helps youth develop personal and interpersonal skills to help them resist peer pressure, set goals, improve decision-making and bond with others. It also reinforces the importance of having respect for self and others, managing emotions, effective communication and social interaction. The curriculum lays the groundwork for drug-free living through an interactive journey of setting reachable goals, effective communication, and responsible decision making while developing students’ social-emotional skills and reinforces those skills through interactive activities. We are proud to have an average success rate of 84 percent, meaning that 84 out of 100 kids who go through our programs report a change in attitudes and behavior around alcohol and other drug use. In one community alone, our results, as measured by the Texas School Survey, showed a 33 percent decrease in past 30-day use by youth.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth

Recognizing that effective prevention must also include educating the community, we mobilize seven local IMPACT Coalitions throughout North Texas. These IMPACT Coalitions include Red Oak, Waxahachie, Garland, and Navarro. The coalitions provide community-based prevention utilizing evidence based environmental strategies focused on identified underage drinking and drug misuse and abuse. IMPACT Coalitions build support by establishing relationships and partnerships with key civic, business and community stakeholders to generate an active, ground up coalition. They also engage volunteers to maximize mobilization through joint community actions to address social policy. Working arm in arm with other agencies, civic leaders, and communities, DPR faces the drug, alcohol and tobacco problem in the most effective way and leverages our impact for greater results.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Family relationships
Substance abusers

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Prevention Organization of the Year 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants with improved knowledge about smoking and how to reduce it

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Adults, Children, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Positive Action

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students receiving information on tobacco use and addiction

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

IMPACT Community Coalitions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students receiving information on alcohol and other drug use

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

IMPACT Community Coalitions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of coalition meetings

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Adolescents, Families, Parents

Related Program

IMPACT Community Coalitions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Drug Prevention Resources (DPR) is a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization on a mission to ignite communities to work together to protect and strengthen the resiliency of our youth.

-Too many of our young people do not believe in themselves and are vulnerable to at-risk behaviors.
-Our children and teens deserve our guidance, and our voice, and our example, in order to make healthy life choices. Because if you are not speaking to your kids, someone else will – and it’s your voice and your values you want to guide them.
-Young people need a safe and healthy environment to thrive and
-Building resilience into our youth creates healthy adults
-We must protect the physical and mental health of future generations
-To give our young people the tools to make courageous choices when faced with peer pressure or adversity

We collaborate with community partners to educate youth and adults on the power of prevention. We work with community leaders to advocate for policies that keep kids and communities healthy, safe, and thriving. Innovation has fueled our agency and helped us remain a leader in Dallas and throughout Texas since 1935.

The scorecard utilized by DPR to evaluate program effectiveness includes administration of pre- and post-tests to participants that measure changes in behaviors and attitudes. We know that attitudes influence behavior and research shows that as perception of risk increases, drug use goes down. More specifically, we measure increases in:
1. Youth knowledge about commons myths associated with opioid use
2. Youth perception of harm around alcohol and drug use
3. Youth knowledge of resources available for teens
4. Parents’ perception of harm around alcohol and drug use
5. Parents’ knowledge of risk and protective factors in prevention
6. Parents’ knowledge of prevention tools and resources available to help them

Additionally, Participant Satisfaction Surveys are utilized to help assess the quality of our programs, services and staff. Data from these scorecards is compiled and evaluated internally by the Quality Management Team.

Through our direct prevention at school and community-based sites, our educators follow two research driven programs. These programs are Youth Selective Prevention Strategies (YPS) to preclude the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco and Youth Universal Prevention Strategies (YPU) to deter the onset of drug abuse by providing all individuals in a population with the information and skills necessary to prevent the problem. The 10-week curriculum lays the groundwork for drug-free living through an interactive journey of setting reachable goals, effective communication, and responsible decision making while developing students' social-emotional skills and reinforces those skills through interactive activities. We are proud to have an average success rate of 84 percent, meaning that 84 out of 100 kids who go through our programs report a change in attitudes and behavior around alcohol and other drug use. In one community alone, our results, as measured by the Texas School Survey, showed a 33 percent decrease in past 30-day use by youth.
Our four local IMPACT Community Coalitions throughout North Texas build support by establishing relationships and partnerships to generate an active, ground up coalition. They also engage volunteers to maximize mobilization through joint community actions to address social policy.

DPR has over 30 years of experience in successfully managing awards from federal, state, and private agencies. We have shown throughout the years that our programs work, our communities are engaged and we are constantly looking for creative and sustainable ways to grow. Our federal and state funders require our prevention specialists to have expert level training to remain qualified. Required training includes:

15 hour Prevention Training
Ethics
Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training
15 hours of Prevention Continuing Education

Every team member at Drug Prevention Resources has one overarching responsibility: to do whatever it takes to help youth make healthy choices about their futures that don't include alcohol or drugs. That's why we show up in classrooms and communities every day with hearts and minds ready to inspire youth.


• Through our partnerships with local law enforcement, we have collected over 11,000 pounds of unused and expired prescription drugs, keeping them out of the hands of youth.
• Spearheaded collaboration with several city officials and communities to successfully pass smoke–free ordinances in Waxahachie and Red Oak.
• Lead collaborations with Sundance Treatment Center (Garland), Ennis Police Dept., Waxahachie Police Dept., Cedar Hill Police Dept., Ellis County Sheriff's Dept., Corsicana Police Dept. and CVS to establish permanent prescription drop boxes to help these communities safely dispose of unused, unwanted and/or expired medications.
•Established the Safe Home Networks; “Crazy for My Kids" & “Super Citizens" in Cedar Hill, Waxahachie, Ennis, Garland and Corsicana. This network allows parents and guardians to go online and determine whether the home their child is visiting has pledged to not serve alcohol or other drugs to youth.
•Created the DPR Drug Education Kit, an extremely popular educational tool and visual guide of trending alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, as well as drug paraphernalia. It continues to be utilized by thousands of educational, law enforcement, military and religious organizations and agencies throughout the world.
•Utilized our expertise in the Strategic Prevention Framework, Logic Model and community mobilization to create and sustain four community coalitions, including IMPACT Navarro, IMPACT Waxahachie, IMPACT Red Oak and IMPACT Garland.
In 2019, DPR received one of only four federally-funded HRSA grants awarded in Texas to reduce opioid overdoses and mortality.
•In 2016, DPR received one of only two federally-funded Drug-Free Communities Grants awarded in Texas to reduce past 30-day use of marijuana and alcohol by 20 percent over the next ten years.
•Upcoming: Heroin Town Hall in Waxahachie sponsored by the Waxahachie Foundation to inform, empower and engage the community at large about the emergent heroin problem and how they can most effectively address this problem.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
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    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Drug Prevention Resources

Board of directors
as of 08/29/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Bill Miller

Boston Financial Investment Management, LLP

Term: 2019 - 2024

Bill Miller

V.P., Capital Transactions, Boston Financial Investment Mgmt. LLP

Jay Wallace

Labor Attorney, Bell Nunally and Martin

Paul Schneekloth

Area Leader, Sales and Partnerships, FireMon, Inc.

Lance Sumpter

Director, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)

Carol Dodson

Retired

Nancy Blum

NTBHA

Tommy Hale

Ellis Co. Sheriff's Office

Jose Villasenor

Irving I.S.D.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/29/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Unknown
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/13/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.