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D.A.R.E. Fights Opioid Crisis with New Lesson Plans

D.A.R.E. Fights Opioid Crisis with New Lesson Plans

SALT LAKE CITY – The anti-drug program D.A.R.E. is tackling the opioid crisis by including it in its curriculum for the first time. Leaders made the announcement at the State Capitol on Tuesday. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, known as D.A.R.E., launched...
Draper’s D.A.R.E. Officer Aims to Help Kids Make Smart Decisions

Draper’s D.A.R.E. Officer Aims to Help Kids Make Smart Decisions

After years spent seeing firsthand how drugs, alcohol and violence destroyed people’s lives, their families’ lives and their communities, Green sought to focus on substance abuse prevention because, he says, arresting the same people each week wasn’t making the difference in what he wanted to accomplish as a police officer. When the opportunity arose to return to his home state and serve as a D.A.R.E. officer in Draper, he “jumped at it.”

Op-ed: We need police-in-school programs to build trust

Op-ed: We need police-in-school programs to build trust

These programs introduce police officers to students, who come to respect them as their protectors, helpers and confidants. Often these officers become part of the school and family, attending graduations, higher education celebrations and even weddings. The link has recently weakened, however, as officers/uniforms are shamefully targeted by media, politicians and individuals meaning to do them harm.

D.A.R.E. Graduates Learn About the Big Impact of Little Decisions

D.A.R.E. Graduates Learn About the Big Impact of Little Decisions

Officer Justin Stanford congratulates a student for graduating from the D.A.R.E. Program. Students were taught to say no to drugs and learned skills for handling stress and peer pressure. KAYSVILLE – It’s a little word, but it makes a big difference. So Heather...
D.A.R.E. Comes Back to DCSD Schools

D.A.R.E. Comes Back to DCSD Schools

Sergeant Pete Butcher talks to fifth graders at Centennial Elementary about the D.A.R.E. program, which came back to Duchesne County School District this year. Since 1983, The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program has been a part of young people’s...