Tri-County’s Prevention Goal is: Reduce alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use by children and youth, and promote the health, safety and well-being of residents residing in Clay, Platte and Ray counties.
Prevention Specialists provide technical assistance to twenty-one prevention coalitions. The local coalitions mirror the school district boundaries. Prevention staff also support four broad-based coalitions: Youth With Vision, a high school prevention leadership and advocacy coalition; the Ray County Coalition that covers all of Ray County; and the Northland Coalition that serves as the regional coalition serving Clay, Platte, and Ray and North Kansas City Teaching and Reaching Youth serving all of NKC School district. Each prevention coalition is unique but each rely on collaboration through all sectors of our community. A few of our primary programs include: