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1 Drug Education for Youth by: Janet Rogers

2 DEFY Background Began as a special initiative of the Secretary of the Navy in 1992 when the Sec. of the Navy’s Drug Demand Reduction Task Force (DDRTF) was established. Began as a special initiative of the Secretary of the Navy in 1992 when the Sec. of the Navy’s Drug Demand Reduction Task Force (DDRTF) was established. DEFY fulfills the DDRTF mission to develop and execute a prototype drug demand reduction project for innovation, positive, long-term community involvement. DEFY fulfills the DDRTF mission to develop and execute a prototype drug demand reduction project for innovation, positive, long-term community involvement. DDRTF developed the prototype curriculum for the DEFY program between 1992 and 1993 to improve support provided to deployed sailors and their families and to demonstrate the Navy’s commitment to families and encouraging a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. DDRTF developed the prototype curriculum for the DEFY program between 1992 and 1993 to improve support provided to deployed sailors and their families and to demonstrate the Navy’s commitment to families and encouraging a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The 1 st two programs were conducted in Alameda, Calif. and Pensacola, FL in the summer of The 1 st two programs were conducted in Alameda, Calif. and Pensacola, FL in the summer of The DEFY program grew to 35 Departments of the Navy sites from 1993 to The DEFY program grew to 35 Departments of the Navy sites from 1993 to 1999.

3 DEFY Background (cont.) 1996, the partnership with the Exec. Office for Weed and Seed (EOWS) at the U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) began and expanded from nationwide programs until , the partnership with the Exec. Office for Weed and Seed (EOWS) at the U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) began and expanded from nationwide programs until , DEFY had it’s highest annual growth of more than 78%, reaching 54,000 kids at 99 sites, 11 which were overseas. 1999, DEFY had it’s highest annual growth of more than 78%, reaching 54,000 kids at 99 sites, 11 which were overseas. 1998, the 1 st curriculum review and revision of the Program Management Guide were completed as well as the 1 st meeting of the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) was held to set goals, structure, and plan the 1999 National Training Workshop in Dallas, TX. 1998, the 1 st curriculum review and revision of the Program Management Guide were completed as well as the 1 st meeting of the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) was held to set goals, structure, and plan the 1999 National Training Workshop in Dallas, TX. 1998, IWAG was est. by an agreement between the DDRTF and the dir. of EOWS 1998, IWAG was est. by an agreement between the DDRTF and the dir. of EOWS Representatives from DDRTF, EOWS, and Exec. Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) all make up members of IWAG. Representatives from DDRTF, EOWS, and Exec. Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) all make up members of IWAG.

4 DEFY Mission DEFY is a prevention program and a method for increasing community participation and commitment to youth. DEFY is a prevention program and a method for increasing community participation and commitment to youth. DEFY is a unique, inclusive, multi-phased 1 year program that strengthens protective factors and reduces risk factors that scientific research has directly linked to adolescent alcohol and drug abuse, school failure, delinquency, and violence. DEFY is a unique, inclusive, multi-phased 1 year program that strengthens protective factors and reduces risk factors that scientific research has directly linked to adolescent alcohol and drug abuse, school failure, delinquency, and violence. DEFY focuses on and works with 9-12 year old youth because it is the age range of primary exposure to high risk behaviors, which occurs in grades 7 th -9 th and ages DEFY focuses on and works with 9-12 year old youth because it is the age range of primary exposure to high risk behaviors, which occurs in grades 7 th -9 th and ages DEFY helps the youth to develop character, leadership, and confidence to have a positive, healthy lifestyles as drug-free citizens. DEFY helps the youth to develop character, leadership, and confidence to have a positive, healthy lifestyles as drug-free citizens.

5 DEFY Program Components DEFY consists of 4 components that are integrated together to provide year long experience for 9-12 yr. olds.

6 The 4 Program Components: Phase I: Summer Training Camp Begins the program with a residential/nonresidential leadership training camp experience. Begins the program with a residential/nonresidential leadership training camp experience. It is held in a fun classroom environment and provides lessons on leadership, team building, conflict resolution, goal setting, and self confidence. It is held in a fun classroom environment and provides lessons on leadership, team building, conflict resolution, goal setting, and self confidence. Phase II: Mentoring 10-month program during the school year, where youth are paired with adult mentors. Mentors spend time with youth attending interactive workshops and participate in community services and cultural events as well as other special events. Events are built around a program unit that reinforces skills, techniques, and procedures taught in Phase I camp.

7 The 4 Program Components: (cont.) Parent Engagement Coordinator, camp directors, team leaders, and mentors put forth a long-term effort to encourage the parents and guardians to support their children’s commitment to a positive, drug-free lifestyle. Coordinator, camp directors, team leaders, and mentors put forth a long-term effort to encourage the parents and guardians to support their children’s commitment to a positive, drug-free lifestyle. Outplacement DEFY adults ensure that all DEFY graduates get the support and encouragement necessary to be involved in a structured, community- based, youth activity program and follow up mentoring programs. Many adults keep mentoring relationships with youth past the year long DEFY program. DEFY adults must become very knowledgeable in the youth programs, requirements, support facilities, and placement opportunities within their communities.

8 Organizational Support for DEFY There are 5 various programs that are used to support the DEFY program and in doing so offer a variety of services. There are 5 various programs that are used to support the DEFY program and in doing so offer a variety of services.

9 The 5 Support Programs: Executive Office for Weed and Seed (EOWS) Partnership between the U.S. Dept. of Justice and Dept. of the Navy, offers the DEFY program through EOWS to U.S. Attorneys who have Weed & Seed programs within their jurisdiction. The budgeting authority for all DOJ DEFY programs. Transfers funds to EOUSA for distribution at the local level. All the DEFY U.S. Attorneys must sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the local military partner. Drug Demand Reduction Task Force (DDRTF) The budgeting office for all Dept. of the Navy sites. Maintains, upgrades, and provides the DEFY program to EOWS and authorizes the use for the DEFY trademark logo. Provides DEFY sites with a national program-related public affairs coordinator when possible.

10 The 5 Support Programs: (cont.) U.S Attorney’s Offices Provides a variety of services including training, and consultation, reviewing and forwarding DEFY program budget requests to EOWS. Provides a variety of services including training, and consultation, reviewing and forwarding DEFY program budget requests to EOWS. Serves as procurement agent for EOWS authorized expenditures. Serves as procurement agent for EOWS authorized expenditures. Accesses funds by submitting a Request for Use of the U.S. Attorney Weed and Seed Fund signed by the U.S. Attorney. Accesses funds by submitting a Request for Use of the U.S. Attorney Weed and Seed Fund signed by the U.S. Attorney. Budget requests are forwarded to EOUSA Victim-Witness Program Staff for disbursement when approved by the EOWS. Budget requests are forwarded to EOUSA Victim-Witness Program Staff for disbursement when approved by the EOWS. Inter-Agency Working Group-DEFY Est. in 1998 by DDRTF & EOWS to ensure the continuous success of the DEFY program. Serves as a forum for discussion and resolution of issues that occur between agencies operating DEFY programs and coordination for the events, tasks, studies, and presentations that have mutual importance.

11 The 5 Support Programs: (cont.) Partnerships Just about any national program whose focus is on delivering a positive, protective, youth- oriented preemption program can be a DEFY partner. Just about any national program whose focus is on delivering a positive, protective, youth- oriented preemption program can be a DEFY partner. The U.S. Navy, U.S. Air force, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard are all prior military partners of DEFY. The U.S. Navy, U.S. Air force, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard are all prior military partners of DEFY.  Partner Responsibilities: The Program Management Guide provides guidance for conducting a DEFY program. The Program Management Guide provides guidance for conducting a DEFY program. Must provide commitment, leadership, creativity, and staffing. Must provide commitment, leadership, creativity, and staffing. Signs a MOU with DEFY partners. Signs a MOU with DEFY partners. Ensures DEFY program is completed in accordance with the DEFY curriculum and Program Management Guide. Ensures DEFY program is completed in accordance with the DEFY curriculum and Program Management Guide. Supports the implementation of the DEFY National Media Campaign. Supports the implementation of the DEFY National Media Campaign.

12 Ensures attendance of the DEFY program coordinator at the appropriate DEFY training conference. Ensures attendance of the DEFY program coordinator at the appropriate DEFY training conference. Ensures that DEFY funds are used for DEFY expenses as set out in the approved budget. Ensures that DEFY funds are used for DEFY expenses as set out in the approved budget. Assumes fiscal responsibility for funds allocated to the sponsored sites. Assumes fiscal responsibility for funds allocated to the sponsored sites. Ensures support of any authorized DEFY Performance Measurement Plan. Ensures support of any authorized DEFY Performance Measurement Plan. Certifies DEFY staff in accordance with the Adult Certification Program. Certifies DEFY staff in accordance with the Adult Certification Program. Provides a Phase I final report and quarterly reports during Phase II. Provides a Phase I final report and quarterly reports during Phase II.

13 5 Steps to Become a DEFY Site: 1. Find a military partner It is necessary to keep the military character of the DEFY program. It is necessary to keep the military character of the DEFY program. Phase I camp should be placed at a military facility. Phase I camp should be placed at a military facility. 2. Designate a DEFY program coordinator & asst. coordinator DEFY program coordinator should be a staff member of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Asst. to the coordinator should have a job that has liability coverage.

14 5 Steps to Become a DEFY Site: (cont.) 3. Register the 2 coordinators & the military point person for DEFY training It is important that those who will be working as DEFY leaders attend DEFY training workshops. It is important that those who will be working as DEFY leaders attend DEFY training workshops. 4. Execute an MOU U.S. Attorney’s Office should sign a MOU with its military partner and notify EOWS that it has been signed.

15 5 Steps to Become a DEFY Site: (cont.) 5. Discuss funding with the administrative & budget officer of the U.S. Attorney’s Office DEFY program is funded through the U.S. Attorney’s Weed & Seed Fund – a fund available for the use of discretion of the U.S. Attorneys. DEFY program is funded through the U.S. Attorney’s Weed & Seed Fund – a fund available for the use of discretion of the U.S. Attorneys. DEFY budgets are estimated in advance and sent by a Request for Use of the U.S. Attorney Weed and Seed Fund to EOWS for approval. DEFY budgets are estimated in advance and sent by a Request for Use of the U.S. Attorney Weed and Seed Fund to EOWS for approval. EOWS next forwards approved budgets to the Exec. Office for U.S. Attorneys/LECC Victim Witness Program Staff for fund distribution to the local U.S. Attorney’s Office

16 Acknowledgements William Daniels, DEFY Coordinator William Daniels, DEFY Coordinator U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida Tampa, FL. Tampa, FL. Grace Denton, LECC Grace Denton, LECC U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California Los Angeles, Calif. Los Angeles, Calif. Daniel Drake Daniel Drake Executive Asst. U.S. Attorney Executive Asst. U.S. Attorney Phoenix, AZ Phoenix, AZ Mary Jane Lattie, LECC Mary Jane Lattie, LECC U.S. Attorney Office for the Eastern District Louisiana U.S. Attorney Office for the Eastern District Louisiana New Orleans New Orleans

17 Acknowledgements Carol Neylan, LECC Carol Neylan, LECC U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware Wilmington, Delaware Wilmington, Delaware Alvin Overbaugh, LECC Alvin Overbaugh, LECC U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa Fred Rocha, LECC Fred Rocha, LECC U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Calif. U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Calif. San Francisco, Calif. San Francisco, Calif.


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