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The Cranston Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force (CSAPTF) was formerly run by the City of Cranston and is now operated by the Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP). The goals of the task force are to assess the needs of the residents of the City of Cranston in order to develop a substance abuse program to help with the risks associated with alcohol, drugs, and tobacco products. The CSAPTF has developed into a cohesive and coordinated stakeholder group committed to increasing community education about substance abuse while decreasing at-risk substance abuse behavior.
CCAP Awarded $625,000 to Combat Youth Substance Abuse
CRANSTON, R.I., November 30, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently announced that Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) was awarded a grant totaling $625,000 to establish a Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC) in the City of Cranston. CCAP's Cranston Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force will receive $125,000 each year for the next five years for a total of $625,000.Read More
Middle school students, staff learn about dangers of vaping
As the vaping epidemic affects young people across the nation, the Cranston Substance Abuse Task Force, Cranston Public Schools and Cranston Police Department are working together to help take on the issue by educating students.
All of the eighth-grade students in Cranston Public Schools, along with their physical education and health teachers, have been presented with a vaping presentation by Dana DeVerna and Katelyn Bianco from the Cranston Substance Abuse Task Force. The school resource officers from the middle school level were present at the assemblies.Read More