Preventing Substance Abuse
in Cranston & Beyond

Our Mission

The mission of the Cranston Substance Abuse Task Force is to promote healthy attitudes and behaviors for youth and families through community action with the focus on substance use and mmisuse reduction and prevention. 

What Is CSATF?

The Cranston Substance Abuse Task Force (CSATF) began in 1987 as an initiative by the City of Cranston. In 2005, the City approached the Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) to oversee the organization's leadership.

CCAP was selected because of its continued work in such programs as youth work through workforce development, behavioral health and addictions treatment, as well as diversionary and healthcare programs.

In 2005, we hired a coordinator whose tasks involved developing the board and engaging the community, which represented two of our immediate challenges.

With funding from various federal, state and local incentive grants, we have managed to impact youth substance use by increasing community and youth education and awareness while developing a core group of diverse stakeholders to plan and optimize prevention efforts.

The mission of the Cranston Substance Abuse Task Force is to promote healthy attitudes and behaviors for youth and families through community action with the focus on substance use and misuse reduction and prevention. The Vision of the Cranston Substance Abuse Task Force is for Cranston and its youth to be free from harm of alcohol, drug, and nicotine abuse.