City of Santa Clarita: The Drug Free Youth in Town
2014 CCS Partnership Intergovernmental Collaboration Award
The Drug Free Youth in Town (DFYIT) Program is a free, school based, voluntary drug prevention/education program meant to complement law enforcement efforts and local prevention and intervention programs. It is a partnership amongst the City of Santa Clarita , Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles County Fifth Supervisorial District. DFYIT gives students ownership,creative control, and responsibility for supporting healthy choices and promoting a drug-free culture in Santa Clarita, as well as accountability to themselves, their peers, and their families. The combination of the DFYIT curriculum, drug testing, community service projects, positive peer influences, and parental involvement is an all-encompassing approach to drug prevention that is proving to be successful in shifting the culture in Santa Clarita.