Links – Youth Related Agencies

Links – Youth Related Agencies


Alcohol Justice (formerly Marin Institute)

Alcohol Justice addresses alcohol policy issues through media advocacy, community training, serving as a watchdog for the industry’s marketing activities, and the dissemination of information and research. Its Web site includes information about the organization, full-text documents, and access to its Alcohol Industry & Policy Database, which indexes news articles about the alcohol industry’s activities.

Alcohol Justice works to create a physical and social environment that helps young people and others make healthy choices, and that promotes responsible action by government and the alcohol industry. Environmental prevention is an essential part of a comprehensive campaign to prevent alcohol problems that also includes treatment and other prevention strategies focusing on individual behavior.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

CADCA’s mission is to build and strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create safe, healthy and drug-free communities. The organization supports its members with technical assistance and training, public policy, media strategies and marketing programs, conferences and special events.

FACE: Truth and Clarity about Alcohol

The FACE (Facing Alcohol Concerns through Education) web site describes the organization’s focus on media development, training, and advocacy. Links to the product catalog and order form provide access to videos, commercials, outdoor advertising, and print materials that address the health and safety risks associated with alcohol. These media, and FACE training sessions as well, may be of particular interest to those working in the area of community norms.

National Family Partnership

The National Family Partnership is to lead and support the Nation’s families and communities to nurture the full potential of healthy, drug-free youth. Although the Red Ribbon Celebration is the Partnership’s most recognized program, it has a long history of training youth, and many Partnership-affiliated organizations continue to provide youth training.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit coalition of communication, health, medical and educational professionals working to reduce illicit drug use and help people live healthy, drug-free lives. The Partnership’s research-based, educational campaigns are disseminated through all forms of media, including TV, radio and print advertisements and over the Internet.

The Cool Spot

The young teen’s place for info on alcohol and resisting peer pressure. Definitely a “cool” site.

Youth Leadership Institute

The Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) builds communities where young people and their adult allies come together to create positive social change. YLI designs and implements community-based programs that provide youth with leadership skills in the areas of prevention, philanthropy, and policy and civic engagement. Building on these real-world program experiences, YLI creates evidence-based curriculum and training programs that enable us to engage in social change efforts across the nation, all while promoting best practices in the field of youth development.