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Implanted Community Antidrug Programs
Implanted community antidrug programs

In the previous chapter, we discussed indigenous community antidrug initiatives. This chapter is devoted to programs that are implanted in communities, usually through government intervention. Many implanted programs are created when communities respond to requests for proposals for antidrug initiatives. Other times, established community organizations receive funds from a national program to expand and strengthen existing antidrug activities. Implanted programs are far better funded than indigenous community antidrug initiatives. They are usually conducted on a much larger scale, targeting entire cities rather than single neighborhoods. Typically, implanted programs involve extensive coordination among multiple local organizations and are dominated by public or politically powerful social service agencies—not grassroots community organizations.

Implanted programs can be an evaluator's dream. With indigenous programs, ...

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