Members of the D.A.R.E . team from across the United States were a strong presence at CADCA’s 26th Annual National Leadership Forum, February 1-4 in National Harbor, Maryland. CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is the nation’s largest training for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers, attracting more than 2,500 community and state leaders from across the country.
Pictured L to R: Officer George Stephens of Montgomery County Police Department, Sergeant Robin Snyder of Daphne Police Department – Alabama D.A.R.E. Coordinator, Claude Nelson of Maryland Department of Public Safety – Maryland D.A.R.E. Coordinator, Frank Pegueros – CEO and President of D.A.R.E. America
Sergeant Robin Snyder, Daphne Police Department, Alabama D.A.R.E. Coordinator and Claude Nelson, Maryland Department of Public Safety, Maryland D.A.R.E. Coordinator
Erroneous report – D.A.R.E. to receive portion of proceeds from manufacturer of shirts shown worn by “El Chapo”
January 28, 2016
An article published by Olivia Niland promulgates false information claiming D.A.R.E. will receive a portion of proceeds from sales of shirts worn by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman in a RollingStone article written by Sean Penn. Had Niland checked with D.A.R.E. she would have found the information she put forth to be untrue.
The manufacturer of the shirts, Barabas, is to be issued a cease and desist order regarding their claims relative to D.A.R.E.’s receipt of monies and their unauthorized use of the D.A.R.E. logo.
The claim D.A.R.E. is anyway associated with the manufacturer of the clothing or will receive proceeds from the sale of the shirts is not true. The facts of the matter and actions include:
1. The contention that D.A.R.E. is to receive a portion of the proceeds of sales of Barabas merchandise is not true.
2. The author of the report, Oliva Niland, did not contact D.A.R.E. regarding the content of her article.
3. D.A.R.E. has had no interaction with Tatiana Kivachook or any representative of Barabas.
4. Any offer to profit in the proceeds of Barabas sales as described would have been rejected.
5. Barabas’ use of the D.A.R.E. logo on their website was without authorization.
6. The matter has been referred to D.A.R.E.’s legal counsel for immediate issuance of an order to cease and desist.
Facing unparalleled drug abuse among our youth in the 1970’s and early 1980’s, visionary Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates and the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1983 launched an unprecedented and innovative substance abuse prevention education program – Drug Abuse Resistance Education. With each passing year, D.A.R.E.’s success was seen in classrooms and homes leading to rapid growth and expansion.
National D.A.R.E. Day is observed each year on the third Thursday of April. National D.A.R.E. Day serves as an occasion for all to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) curriculums and program, as well as honor the students having graduated from D.A.R.E., their D.A.R.E. Officers, and the schools and law enforcement agencies hosting D.A.R.E.
In 2016, National D.A.R.E. Day will be observed on Thursday, April 21st. Please join with others in the nationwide observance commemorating D.A.R.E.’s thirty-two years of service to students, parents, schools and communities.
D.A.R.E. trains local police officers who in turn serve as a local resource in helping provide to youth education, training and skills to resist peer pressure and refrain from drug use, violence, and other high-risk behaviors.
D.A.R.E. was initiated in 1983 in Los Angeles. Thirty-two years later, D.A.R.E is now in over 70% of the school districts nationwide. D.A.R.E. implementations can also be found in more 50 other nations around the world.
As a Nation, we must work to raise a drug-free and healthy generation of 21st-century leaders. Substance abuse and its consequences have grave impacts on our society—destroying lives, tearing apart families, and introducing drug-related violence to our neighborhoods.
Young Americans especially need the help and support of caring adults to resist pressure to use drugs or engage in other harmful activities.
We must not only continue, but increase prevention activities to reduce youth use of illegal drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, as well as prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse. This can best be accomplished through prevention education and providing students with skills they can successfully employ in high risk circumstances. Though parents must take the lead in teaching the value of drug-free living, friends, mentors, teachers, and others also have roles to play in helping adolescents understand the dangers of alcohol and drug experimentation, use and abuse. On April 21st, join with D.A.R.E. and others in your community in their support of young people in their efforts to reject the pressures to try illicit substances or engage in other high risk activity.
July 19 to 21, 2016
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Making a Difference Every Day, shout out to Deputy “Dan” Baudek, La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department
D.A.R.E. program teaches drug prevention From WXOW. Deputies from the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department are in school teaching the Drug Abuse Resistance Education or D.A.R.E program. Deputy Dan Baudek spends an hour a week for 10 weeks in the classroom getting to know the kids and teaching them how to say no to drugs and […]
From Southern Maryland News Net. Sheriff Troy D. Berry and members of the CCSO would like to congratulate PFC Lewis Payne (Thomas Stone High School), Officer Melanie Tyner (John Hanson Middle School), and Officer Eugene Caballero (Davis Middle School) who graduated from Drug Abuse and Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) training today. The D.A.R.E. program teaches students good […]
See the videos for the drawing we did on 9/15/15, and congratulations to the winners! See locations of the sweepstakes near you at sweepstakes.dare.org and thank you for support D.A.R.E. and the work we do. The D.A.R.E. Sweepstakes Workers Click images for larger view
Today, D.A.R.E. is embarking on a new and exciting journey into developing digital technology to deliver effective prevention materials and decision-making tools to kids all over the world and keep up-to-date with how kids are now learning. If you would like to join us in supporting the future of youth alcohol and other drug prevention […]
Miracle girl Zumyah Thorpe, recovering from a car accident, adds national speaker to her list of achievements. Zumayah was asked to speak at the 28th International D.A.R.E. Conference held in New Orleans August 4 to 6, 2015. From www.wkyc.com.
D.A.R.E. cited in press release for support of proposed legislation which would prohibit the sale of cough medicines containing the ingredient dextromethorphan to minors. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 28, 2015 CONTACTS: Rep. Bill Johnson – BEN KEELER (330) 337-6951 Rep. Doris Matsui – JULIE EDDY (202) 225-7163 Johnson, Matsui Introduce Bipartisan Legislation […]