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CADCA to establish drug-free coalitions in Italy

October 29, 2012
by Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is entering into an Environmental Prevention Project with the Italian Department for Anti-drug policies of Presidency of the Council of Minister to build coalitions in north, central and south Italy in 2013.

On a recent trip to Rome, CADCA’s Chairman and CEO General Arthur T. Dean and Public Policy Consultant Sue Thau presented on the effectiveness of U.S. drug prevention coalitions as part of “Prevention Strategy and Policy Makers: A Solidarity Consortium,” a meeting sponsored by the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime and the Italian government.

There CADCA was offered an Environmental Prevention Project contract proposal and prepared by the Scientific Area Director Dr. Elisabetta Simeoni, who studied it in detail and compared it to systems in other countries.  After her research, she realized that the model that best suits the needs of prevention in Italy was the one proposed by CADCA. This project gives CADCA the opportunity to utilize its 20 years of expertise in building multi-sector comprehensive community anti-drug coalitions and apply this effective model to select Italian communities.   

“As the leading non-governmental organization representing drug prevention coalitions globally, CADCA is proud to be a partner with the Italian government,” said Arthur T. Dean, CADCA’s Chairman and CEO.

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