September 21, 2017

California Deputy Sheriff and D.A.R.E. Officer “Executed”

Posted on November 2, 2016 by in News


Deputy Sheriff Dennis Wallace had special relationship with young people teaching D.A.R.E  The D.A.R.E. Family mourns the tragic and horrific death of Stanislaus County Deputy Sheriff Dennis Wallace who was murdered “execution style” on Sunday morning, November 13th. Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson statement expresses the emotions we all feel… “Once again our law enforcement […]

D.A.R.E. Responds to False New York Times Article

Posted on October 6, 2016 by in News, Spotlight


The October 4th New York Times article entitled, The 4 Traits that Put Kids at Risk for Addiction, by Maia Szalavitz advocates for a newly marketed anti-drug program by falsely denigrating the D.A.R.E. program that is taught in thousands of schools throughout America and in 52 other countries. In her article, Ms. Szalavitz’s implies that […]

From Family Addiction and Overdose to D.A.R.E. Officer

Posted on October 1, 2016 by in News


I remember standing in front of Ms. Kinsey’s 5th grade class and reciting the D.A.R.E. essay. At home, it felt easy to speak of addiction. In front of my class, I felt vulnerable explaining to my friends that what we were learning about in DARE is what I was experiencing every day. I couldn’t finish […]

Congratulations to the Sweepstakes Round 6 – California Winners!

Posted on June 15, 2016 by in News, Spotlight

Sweepstakes 6 Winners

Congratulations to the Sweepstakes Round 6 – California winners!  The drawing was on June 15th at our DARE offices. The $2500 winner is: Felicia Gonzales of Hayward The $5000 winner is:  Chi  Nguyen of San Jose

D.A.R.E. International Training Conference 2017

Posted on June 9, 2016 by in Conferences, Events, News, Past Conference

2017 DARE International Conference

The 30th D.A.R.E. International Training Conference   July 11 – 13, 2017   Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center  

Congratulations to Sweepstakes 3 Winners!

Posted on April 15, 2016 by in News, Spotlight

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Congratulations to Cyndi Holland and Jennifer Tarr for being our round 3 sweepstakes winners!   Cyndi Holland Winner Drawing Check Presentation: Cyndi Holland   Jennifer Tarr Winner Drawing        

We join with the rest of the nation in mourning the passing of former First Lady Nancy Reagan

Posted on March 6, 2016 by in News

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Posted on February 27, 2016 by in News


Some pro-drug websites are promulgating misinformation claiming “Drug Abuse Resistance Education program (D.A.R.E.), one of the largest anti-drug groups in the world, no longer lists marijuana as a so-called “gateway drug”. The misinformation, attributed to Emily Grey or “Monterey Bub” depending upon the website referenced, cannot pass without response. Had nominal research been conducted by […]

Sweepstakes Winners Feb 15th, 2016 – Congratulations!

Posted on February 15, 2016 by in News


Congratulations, Tajhanna, on your $5,000 win, and Sean, on your $2500 win! The drawing was on February 15th at the DARE offices.

A Day in the Life snapshot: NCDOA Board member and Mentor Lora Gilreath from Nags Head Police Department.

Posted on January 28, 2016 by in Hometown, News, North Carolina

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A fun look at a day in the life of Lora Gilreath School Resource Officer, Nags Head Elementary School. (Click the image to enlarge) or go to the original article