Developing a Heroin and OxyContin Prevention Program: Lessons Learned (April 2006)
Group: Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Research and Policy Analysis Division
This publication discusses lessons learned from a Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety (EOPS) process evaluation of the development of the “Choose to Refuse” (CTR) heroin and OxyContin prevention education program. This program was created by the Juvenile Justice Staff at the Essex County District Attorney’s (ECDA) Office using Byrne Justice Assistance Grant funds from EOPS. This publication aims to help program managers develop drug prevention programs by highlighting the components and the strengths of the CTR program, summarizing the steps ECDA took to develop the program, and listing the essential elements that a drug prevention program should contain according to research-based best practices.
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