Aimée X. Delaney (Criminal Justice) worked with a community coalition in New Hampshire to apply for a Drug-Free Community Grant from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), during the spring of 2015. This September it was announced that the community coalition was awarded the $625,000 grant over the next 5 years.
The purpose of the grant is to provide local community coalitions with funding to prevent youth substance use, and work towards strengthening the infrastructure among local partners to sustain a reduction in local youth substance use. For more information on the program, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/drug-free-communities-support-program.
Delaney serves as the primary evaluator for this community coalition. Some of her work with the coalition will include: town-wide implementation of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, program evaluation of the youth diversion program, facilitating focus groups and interviews surrounding community perceptions of substance misuse among youth, survey design and administration, data analysis, reports, and community presentations.
Lamelas and Swaminathan Participate in Regional Chemistry Teachers Meeting
Francisco Lamelas, Ph.D., and Sudha Swaminathan, Ph.D., both of the Earth, Environment, and Physics Department, participated in the August 10, 2015, meeting of the New England Association of . . .