A percentage of funds that are seized during traffic stops, search warrants and other incidents involving controlled substances are placed in a special account. This fund is dedicated to the development and continuation of positive intervention programs for high-risk elementary and secondary school students. These funds are made available to local organizations serving youth in our community. Funds are to be used for drug abuse prevention programs and to discourage youth gang involvement.
SINTF sent out numerous letters and emails to local organizations with instructions on how to apply. SINTF received many applications. The organizations that are being awarded funds are as follows; Girls Inc. of the Northern Sacramento Valley, Tri County Community Network, Inc., Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council for Anderson Teen Center, Youth Violence Prevention Council of Shasta County for Shasta Youth Leadership Camp, Redding Elks Lodge #1073, Shasta Thrive, Empire Outpatient Services, Shasta Family YMCA, Local Indians For Education, Inc., and Shasta County Chemical People Partners For A Drug-Free Community.
The total amount granted for all organizations was $81,417.00.
A recognition ceremony will be held on September 22, 2016 at 10:00 am in the Shasta County Board of Supervisors Chambers. All members of the community and press are invited to celebrate these organizations and the programs that will be funded.