Draper Communities That Care Coalition

Communities That Care
Our Vision is to promote a safe and nurturing environment for the youth that promotes responsibility and community involvement.

Our Mission is to shape the future of Draper by creating opportunities for youth through preventative and collaborative community wide efforts reducing at risk behaviors, such as substance abuse, and in turn promote healthy behaviors. 

Draper Communities That Care (CTC) was formally organized in April 2014 under the Draper Police Department. The program follows the Communities That Care model that was developed by David Hawkins, Ph.D. and Richard Catalano, Ph.D. with the University of Washington. The Communities That Care (CTC) model is a community-change process for reducing youth violence, alcohol and tobacco use, and delinquency through tested and effective programs and policies.

The coalition is comprised of Key Leaders, Community Members from twelve different sectors in the community: law enforcement, local government, businesses, neighborhood groups, parents, parent groups, youth and youth groups, schools, health entities, faith based groups, and media. 

CTC uses a five phase model, which includes: Community readiness and organizing your local coalition, engaging and training community leaders, collecting and reviewing data and prioritizing risk factors in your community, writing a community action plan and implementing the plan and checking results.

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One of the variables in the Community Board’s success is to have an organizational structure that supports the various functions of the CTC process. The Community Board structure includes six workgroups:

  • The Risk & Protective Factor (DATA) Assessment Workgroup
  • The Resources Assessment & Evaluation Workgroup
  • Community Outreach and Public Relations Workgroup
  • The Funding Workgroup
  • Community Board Maintenance Workgroup
  • The Youth Involvement Workgroup