We’ve gotten the Interagency Working Group Resolution (R2012-359) passed through City Council on July 21,2014. It has passed full Council and we are working closely with the Chicago Department of Public Health to include underage substance abuse, particularly with underage drinking, into the Healthy Adolescent Plan. The State has passed a similar resolution (SR1070) and will be convening with state agencies soon.

A Chicago Multi-Neighborhood Pilot: Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Policy Priorities

The MISSION of the SAPP Multi-Neighborhood Pilot is to target risk and protective factors for alcohol and other substance use and abuse at the individual, family, and environmental levels through a comprehensive approach, including individual programming, media campaigns, advocacy, and collaboration with law enforcement in select Chicago neighborhoods.

The GOALS of the SAPP Multi-Neighborhood Pilot are to:

  • Prevent adolescent substance use particularly relating to alcohol;
  • Decrease rates of alcohol, tobacco and other substance abuse among young adults and youth;
  • Build capacity at the community-level to address substance abuse-related issues;
  • Promote health and well-being in Chicago through expansion and replication of the Multi-neighborhood Pilot.

The OBJECTIVES of the SAPP Multi-Neighborhood Pilot are to:

  • Increase awareness of the negative effects of alcohol use with a focus on youth from 11 to 19 within the 54 schools in the Pilot Communities.
  • Increase citations/arrest or diversion rates for alcohol-related violations by 25% each year for 4 years.
  • Engage private-public partnerships within the Pilot Communities to decrease retail access of alcohol to youth by 50%.
  • Increase the number of Party Patrols in the Pilot Communities by 25% per year for the next 4 years.
  • Evaluate and replicate SAM (Sales of Alcohol to Minors) program and increase retail establishment tests by 2% per year.