To provide youth and families in El Dorado County with comprehensive, evidence based and culturally competent drug and alcohol prevention activities through leadership, education, resources and the promotion of healthy lifestyles to create a future of wellness.
Prevention of Substance Use is accomplished in El Dorado County thru a number of different strategies, Peer Council, Friday Night Live/Club Live, PAL, community partnering and education.
The Peer Council in El Dorado County is a collaboration between the Probation Department and Health and Human Services Agency to divert youth from further delinquent behavior by promoting victim awareness, accountability and restorative justice to their communities.
The concept for this early intervention program is to empower youth to positively change their lives by addressing poor choices and anti-social behaviors in a collaborative, peer-supported environment where teaching and accountability take place to facilitate change.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in being a volunteer with the Peer Council please have them visit this site and complete the "Signup" and "Apply" tabs.
For questions about Peer Council:
El Dorado County Substance Use Disorder Services - PreventionPeer Council Coordinator: Stephanie CarlsonEmail - Stephanie.Carlson@edcgov.usPhone: (530) 621-6130
Mission Statement: “Friday Night Live builds partnerships for positive and healthy youth development which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities.”
This program supports youth to be free of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs through education and asset building. Staff assists high schools and middle schools to establish Friday Night Life/Club Live on campus.
For questions about Friday Night Live/Club Live:
El Dorado County Substance Use Disorder Services - PreventionContact: Nora MaysEmail - Nora.Mays@edcgov.usPhone: (530) 621-6326
Informational videos and fact sheets from the Addiction Policy Forum describing the importance of evidenced-based prevention efforts within our communities.
El Dorado County Youth Commission PhotoVoice Project
El Dorado County Youth Commission PhotoVoice 2019 (Video)