Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2004-2007
In February 2004, SCoSA’s Board of Directors adopted its
3-year strategic plan and annual priorities based upon the review
of the Better Futures report including
the Public Policy Framework, outcome of key stakeholders’
retreat, and analysis of current data trends. The Strategic Plan
is divided into two initiatives, four programs, and nine projects.
The Community Awareness for Empowerment
and Community Advocacy for Reclaiming Lives
initiatives involve both community process (e.g. organize citizens
and leaders for planning and promoting institutional and collaborative
improvements in effectiveness of service delivery) and environmental
strategies (e.g. change written or unwritten community standards,
codes, and attitudes), thereby influencing the incidence and prevalence
of substance abuse. While SCoSA engages in information dissemination
and education, these initiatives support the fundamental activities
of a coalition: community process and environmental strategies.
These activities are needed by community partners to produce the
changes of attitude and behavior that will yield protection against
substance abuse and its destructive impact.
The goal of the CAFÉ initiative is to provide community
awareness regarding the risks and consequences of substance abuse
while focusing on protection against its destructive impact. It
includes two projects under each of the two programs. The goal of
the CARE initiative is to provide screening, treatment, and opportunities
for reclaiming the lives of people at-risk for or with substance
abuse and treatable mental health disorders.
The Programs and Projects
The Community Awareness Program is
an ongoing effort to engage the community in substance abuse prevention,
intervention, treatment, and recovery. The main projects under this
program are the Media Campaign, the
organization’s marketing plan to promote its value, services
and partnership and S.A.F.E. (Substance Abuse Free Environments),
and Technical Assistance, the launch
of the organization as a resource for distribution of information,
strategic planning and evaluation services.
The Community Empowerment Program
is an ongoing effort to strengthen the community’s capacity
to address substance abuse issues. The Teach
the Teachers project provides substance abuse education for
parents, community members, and professionals. The Mentoring Network
project supports the creation of a mentoring center to increase
service providers’ collaboration.
The ASSESS Program is an ongoing effort
to promote substance abuse and mental health assessments in the
business sector, educational institutions, and healthcare facilities.
This program has three major projects. The Drug
Free Workplace project involves the promotion of the Department
of Labor model for drug free practices in the business sectors.
Similarly, the Drug Free Schools project
promotes the Department of Education guidelines for drug free schools.
The last project, Screening, Brief Intervention
and Referral Services (SBIR), is an evidence-based model
for establishment of a standard of care in healthcare settings.
The Partners in Justice Program is
an ongoing effort to advocate for diversionary practices in the
judicial system. One of the main projects under this program is
the Youth Diversion System, which involves
the monitoring of the implementation of the county 3-Year Plan for
Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and the promotion of a continuum
of care for at-risk youth. The Adult Diversion
System project involves advocacy for the adoption of a continuum
of care for adults in the judicial system.
The Annual Priorities
Drug Free Workplace
Teach the Teachers
Youth Diversion System
Drug Free Schools
Adult Diversion System