BeWise is a multi-faceted program focused on preventing and reducing underage and problem drinking on college campuses. It requires university officials, law enforcement, local government officials, beverage alcohol retailers and others to act in partnership to reduce underage and problem drinking and create a healthy learning environment in which students will excel. Activities have included the development of campus coalitions to address underage and problem drinking on campus and in the community; and the implementation of a statewide summit to bring together campus coalitions and strategize a consistent approach to underage and problem drinking across the state. Visit project website
The COPS Tribal Meth Initiative Training and Technical Assistance Project
The COPS Tribal Meth Initiative Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Project works with COPS’ 40 Tribal Meth Grantees from the 2010 and 2011 awards, representing 36 Native American Tribes, to build their capacity to implement the three community policing pillars of Partnerships, Problem Solving, and Organizational Transformation to reduce methamphetamine production, distribution, and use. The Tribal Meth Initiative is an exciting opportunity to build the capacity and to impact the field more broadly as innovations and key lessons emerge.
Strategic Applications International’s (SAI) use of a culturally sensitive training and technical assistance model based on mutual learning, indigenous leadership development through the Tribal Meth Fellows, the formation of multi-disciplinary teams to solve key issues using community policing principles, and the use of a community-led assessment model provide the COPS Office with a powerful support system for the Tribal Meth Grantees. SAI proposes to use the role of data collection, monitoring, and evaluation as an opportunity to train Tribal Meth grantees on cutting edge community-led research and evaluation methods to support their own efforts to understand the nature of the issues they are dealing with and to study the impact of their community policing interventions. Visit project website