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Officials plan conference on drug prevention

Posted: August 3, 2012 12:10 p.m.
Updated: August 3, 2012 12:10 p.m.
 

City, law enforcement and school officials will be kicking off their new drug-prevention partnership, with a news conference Aug. 10.


Known as DFYiT, the Drug Free Youth in Town partnership looks to address the failings of STAR program, which was shown to be inefficient, city officials said.

The event will take place at quad area at Hart High School from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

“Drug use is here in Santa Clarita, as it is in most communities, and it was clear we needed to go in a different direction,” said Evan Thomason city communications specialist.

“We’ve had a rise in drug use, and a rise in heroin, and the different organizations came together and asked what’s working in other communities. And DFYiT was something that jumped out.”

The event will take place at quad area at Hart High School from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. It will introduce the program and offer information on signing up for students and parents, said Janine Prado, a city human services specialist who will oversee the city-county-schools partnership.

“The DFYiT program is a club program for the campuses,” Prado said, adding that it will be offered to every public junior high and high school in the area.

Hart High is located 28125 N. Newhall Ave. in Newhall.

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