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D.A.R.E. to Begin in Camden County

Posted on October 11, 2016 by in Hometown, Missouri, News

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CAMDENTON, Mo — Children within Camden County will soon feel the benefits of D.A.R.E., the Drug Abuse Resistance Program.

A press release from Camden County Sheriff’s Office announced its official implementation of D.A.R.E. into the county’s schools.

Deputy Jamee Rugen will lead the program which begins the week of November 14th at Climax Springs, Mack Creek, and Stoutland schools.

D.A.R.E. is designed to give kids the skills needed to lead productive drug and violence-free lives.The program is conducted by law enforcement officers who work closely with children in classrooms and throughout the community.

The press release says seventy to ninety percent of crime is drug related and its best to reach children before it’s too late.

Since D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983, the program is currently located in fifty four countries and is taught within eighty percent of our nation’s school systems.

This article was originally published on ozarksfirst.com