Community Impact

 

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Milford Prevention Council Community Impact

Accomplishments

  • MPC has far exceeded its goal of reducing underage drinking by 5%.
  • Increased awareness and interest in prevention efforts as a result of MPC’s social norms campaign and billboards.
  • 90% of Milford high school students reported not using marijuana in the past month. Overall, the number of students reporting past month use and lifetime use has decreased from 2009 to 2013.

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Accomplishments

The MPC 9th grade underage drinking forum has reached over 3000 students and their parents.

 Over 2000 High School seniors have attended the Senior Forums , and were educated on the dangers of binge drinking and marijuana use, among other topics.

 Over 200 Liquor retailers have attended MPC’s Liquor Retailer Forums where they received information on state liquor laws, how to identify intoxicated customers, and how to recognize youth who are using fake ID’s to purchase alcohol.

Presentation Impact

1000 Community members and over 800 youth attended  MPC sponsored presentations that covered topics on substance abuse and bullying, attendees reported an increase in knowledge about the topics presented.

Campaign Impact

10 Banners are located in 6 locations throughout Milford which messages promoting healthy lifestyles, brought to you by the #leadbyexample247 campaign focused on youth being positive leaders in the community.

Over 40 Youth have volunteered and visited several merchant locations to remind consumers that it is illegal for adults to purchase alcohol for minors, through MPC and Woodruff YMCA’s Sticker Shock Campaign.

Increase awareness and interest in prevention efforts as a result of social norms campaign and billboards

Fundraiser Impact

5th Annual Ride for Hope Motorcycle Ride has raised funds to benefit the Rape Crisis Center, Milford Prevention Council, and the United Way of Milford. The charity motorcycle ride began and ended at the Woodruff Family YMCA.

Second Annual Superhero Fun Run 5k and Family Day has raised funds to benefit MPC and the Woodruff Family YMCA.

MPC/Milford Police Collaborative Impact

Over 1,500 Pounds of medications were collected and safely disposed of by the DEA during MPC’s twice yearly Drug Take Back Day, in partnership with the Milford Police.

59 Permittee premise checks resulted in only 11 violations for failing compliance checks during the Compliance Checks & Underage Alcohol Enforcement Patrols conducted through the Governor’s Prevention Partnership (GPP) by the Milford Police  to ensure liquor stores are compliant with state laws regarding the purchase of alcohol.

In partnership with the police department we have launched the TIPSUBMIT Mobile crime -reporting app.

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