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Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

The safe and drug-free schools and communities program is the federal government's major initiative to prevent drug abuse and violence in and around schools. The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986 (20 U.S.C. 3181) was amended in 1989 by Public Law 101–226 to become the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act. In 2001, the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act was amended and reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act (Public Law 107–110) as Part A, Title IV, 21st Century Schools. The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act is intended primarily to support prevention programs and activities. It provides formula grants to states to support local educational agencies, consortia of agencies, and community-based organizations in developing and implementing programs to ...

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