University/Schools Alliance (USA)

Roberta E. Gealt, Principal Investigator

Initiated: 1998

Funding Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention through the Delaware Department of Highway Safety

Project Summary:

University/Schools Alliance is a community coalition consisting of schools, state and community agencies, parents and youth supported by a Drug Free Communities Support Program grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and managed by the U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). An outgrowth of the Building Responsibility Coalition funded by a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to the University of Delaware and the City of Newark to reduce binge drinking and its consequences among college students, USA staff and members provide information, training, programming and support services to New Castle County schools and communities to reduce alcohol and other drug use by students.