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This is the place to keep up with the latest information affecting our program as D.A.R.E. continues to help eradicate drug abuse and violence throughout the world.

 

 

 

Local Students Win 2017 D.A.R.E. Essay Competition

Posted on Aug 16th, 2017

La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - Two D.A.R.E. graduates from the area have won a first and second place in D.A.R.E. Wisconsin's essay contest. Lilly Ackerman, of Southern Bluffs Elementary in La Crosse, and…

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The new D.A.R.E.: Decision-making skills instead of drug lectures

Posted on Aug 15th, 2017

Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or D.A.R.E., the school-based substance use prevention program delivered by police officers, has quietly changed into a completely different curriculum. Instead of…

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Call for 2018 D.A.R.E. International Training Conference Presenters / Presentations

Posted on Aug 11th, 2017

Since 1988 the Annual D.A.R.E. International Training Conference has earned the well-deserved recognition as being a preeminent training activity, providing an outstanding educational experience for…

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YAB Report on the 30th International Training Conference

Posted on Aug 7th, 2017

30th ANNUAL D.A.R.E. CONFERENCE   “Give them their voice” On July 11th - 13th 2017, our Youth Advocacy Board (YAB) members showed just what they are capable of achieving at our 30th…

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2017 D.A.R.E. International Conference Images and Videos

Posted on Aug 6th, 2017

The 30th Annual Conference was held July 11-13th, 2017 at the Gaylord Hotel, Grapevine, Texas.   See the 2017 D.A.R.E. International Conference Images and Videos below. Attorney General…

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Congratulations to Sweepstakes #10 Winners Kenneth B and Sandra H!

Posted on Jul 30th, 2017

Congratulations on your sweepstakes wins,  and thank you for supporting the work we do here at D.A.R.E. Note: The videos call out the winners at $1500 and $1000; the actual prize amounts for…

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SAMHSA Publishes Brief on the Impact of Chronic Substance Use on the Brain

Posted on Jul 26th, 2017

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) is pleased to share a new brief by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Chronic Substance Use and the…

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Draper’s D.A.R.E. Officer Aims to Help Kids Make Smart Decisions

Posted on Jul 26th, 2017

While working in the overcrowded 10-story Los Angeles Twin Towers Correctional Facility, Police Officer Rulon Green witnessed humanity at its worst. As part of the emergency response team, he’d be…

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A Former D.A.R.E. Student’s Letter to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis

Posted on Jul 25th, 2017

Hi Mr. Davis, I am sure you don't remember me, but I remember you, my name was Jennifer Parsley at the time. In fact, I feel you are a big reason why I have turned out to be a successful…

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Brentwood D.A.R.E. Officers Recognized with Anti-drug Award

Posted on Jul 24th, 2017

Brentwood Police Department Crime Prevention Officers Samuel Bady and Mark Wood with their award from the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition

Officers Samuel Bady (left) and Mark Wood (right) with their award from the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition. Photo courtesy of City of Brentwood. For nearly 20 years, Brentwood Police…

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Number of US Counties with Drug Poisoning Deaths Involving Heroin Increases Nearly Five-Fold from 2000 to 2014

Posted on Jul 21st, 2017

The number of U.S. counties with drug poisoning deaths involving heroin increased from 103 in 2000 to 511 in 2014, according to data from a special NDEWS-supported geospatial analysis of death data…

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Talented Young Lady Sings the National Anthem at the 2017 D.A.R.E. Conference in Shreveport, LA

Posted on Jul 20th, 2017

Sachiri Henderson sang a flawless National Anthem for over 200 Louisiana police officers at the 2017 D.A.R.E. Conference in Shreveport, LA. In photo from left to right: Shreveport, LA Chief of…

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Local Officer Earns Statewide Recognition

Posted on Jul 20th, 2017

Officer Mark Gilmore has been named the D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year in the state of Mississippi. Gilmore was honored Monday at the D.A.R.E summer conference in Biloxi. D.A.R.E stands for Drug…

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D.A.R.E. Essay Winner at Islamic Academy of Columbia, SC

Posted on Jul 18th, 2017

In photo: Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Principal Louai Elkhatib, Deputy Donna Tucker (DARE Instructor), Teacher Maha S. Najjar (5th grade) and D.A.R.E. Essay Winner Emirhan Demir. Sheriff…

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Flawed, Faulty and Wrong Media Reports on 2017 D.A.R.E. Curricula

Posted on Jul 18th, 2017

Contacting D.A.R.E. for comment proves too much work for today’s reporters; instead, they Google and quote a 21-year-old study!   On July 11, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke…

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Loudoun County Sheriff Michael L. Chapman Named 2017 DEA / Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) Law Enforcement Executive Of The Year

Posted on Jul 12th, 2017

Sheriff Chapman praised for implementation of progressive programs to reduce region’s drug trafficking & addiction challenges. Inglewood, CA – Francisco X. Pegueros, President & CEO of…

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Should Parents Lie About Smoking Pot?

Posted on Jul 7th, 2017

"Hey, Mom. Have you ever smoked weed?" The only question perhaps trickier than this would include either algebra or an unwanted marriage proposal. I kind of thought I didn't have to worry…

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Running Clinic for Kids to Raise Money for D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on Jun 29th, 2017

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -A summer event will help raise money for D.A.R.E along with getting the kids off the couch. Gearhead Outfitters is partnering with St. Bernards for the Project 90 Kids…

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Fillmore County Sixth Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E. program

Posted on Jun 28th, 2017

Chief Deputy Tony Webber

Chief Deputy Tony Webber was the guest speaker at the D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony, held last Wednesday morning, May 24. Fillmore County sixth graders have the knowledge and power “to resist…

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Murray Fifth Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on Jun 28th, 2017

Murray 2017 D.A.R.E. Graduates

Giving children accurate information about drugs is a powerful step in keeping them from forming addictions as adults. One group of Murray students has already taken that step, as the fifth graders…

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