Ulster Prevention Project - Annual Report 2008


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Annual report of the county-wide effort to expand the scope of substance abuse prevention services in Ulster County, NY

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Ulster Prevention Project - Annual Report 2008

  1. 1. 2008 Annual Report
  2. 2. PRISMS NYS County Risk Index Ulster v. NYS (rate per 10,000) <ul><li>Youth DWI Arrests: 70 / 40 </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Probation cases w/ Alcohol use @ offense: 55 / 25 </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Probation cases mandated- Alcohol: 235 / 80 </li></ul><ul><li>Youth in Alcohol Treatment: 10 / 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Drug Arrests: 289 / 118 </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Probation cases w/ Drug use @ offense: 46 / 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Drug-related hospital diagnosis: 38 / 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Youth in Drug Treatment: 35 / 42 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Data Anomalies <ul><li>High percentage of youth arrests made in southeastern part of the County. </li></ul><ul><li>New Paltz, for several reasons, is perceived as a “party town” for youth living in Dutchess and Orange Counties. </li></ul><ul><li>It is along these traffic arterials that many arrests for DWI and Drug Possession occur (9W and Route 299). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ulster Prevention Infrastructure UC SAP Board Ulster Prevention Project Prevention Connections Business Media Courts (Family/Criminal) Human Service County Agency School Districts Youth Oriented Community-based Organization Grassroots Community Groups (Prevention Connections) Law Enforcement Agencies
  5. 5. UPP Work Plan A Science-Based Approach <ul><li>Assessment: this year’s survey captured over 10,000 students and included all nine school districts; 8/9 received their district/building specific results. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration: grassroots community groups partnered with schools and service providers to respond to the specific problems identified in their localities. </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions: programs are aligned with needs and chosen for their proven records of results. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Assessment: PRIDE Survey Onteora Saugerties Kingston Highland Marlboro Ellenville Rondout Wallkill NewPaltz 1 3 2 4 BOCES
  7. 7. Assessing Community Readiness <ul><li>No Awareness (2) Denial (3) Vague Awareness (4) Pre-Planning </li></ul><ul><li>(5) Preparation (6) Initiation (7) Stabilization (8) Expansion </li></ul><ul><li>(9) Professionalization </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Onteora (Health /Safety Com.) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 PERKS Saugerties (S.A.G.E.) New Paltz (C.F.S.N.P.) Ellenville (EPP) Kingston Cares
  8. 8. Solutions (based on assessment ) <ul><li>Project Alert in New Paltz. </li></ul><ul><li>Olweus Bullying Prevention in Saugerties, Kingston, and Onteora. </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Intervene and Family Matters across Ulster County (over 60 professionals from our schools, county departments, and community based organizations). </li></ul><ul><li>Partnering with Law Enforcement Grant </li></ul>
  9. 9. Prototype for County in Lloyd: Partnering with Law Enforcement Court refers for screening by Program Coordinator (working on per diem basis) to determine level of care and appropriate intervention Client enters court system Via ABC laws, Social Hosting, or Drug possession EBP designed for family involvement: Family Matters EBP designed for at- risk youth: Teen Intervene Substance Abuse Treatment: Step One Promising Practices Models: Program Coordinator initiates and maintains relationship with referring Magistrate to give progress reports and eventually close case. Court cases will be reviewed internally to determine appropriateness for our programs (listed in boxes at right)
  10. 10. Ulster Prevention in 2009 and Beyond <ul><li>Development of new three-year work plan: </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing district-specific data to match model prevention programs with prevention needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping all prevention services in Ulster to ensure efficient and extensive coverage. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing collaborative process between the varied partners in our communities (infrastructure), emphasizing schools, youth service providers, and grassroots groups. </li></ul>