About Us

Mission

The Franklin County Prevention Coalition is a community coalition that brings people and organizations together to reduce youth substance abuse and violence through education and prevention strategies in Franklin County

Vision

It is the vision of the Franklin County Prevention Coalition to engage community members in creating environmental change to reduce substance abuse and violence for future generations.

 

Community Overview Franklin County is a progressive community. It has a tradition of faith, it is aware of its heritage, protective of its environment and natural beauty, committed to quality education and cultural enrichment, and enterprising in its economy and government. The Franklin County Coalition was established in 2007. Since its inception the coalition has been successful in bringing together key stakeholders in all parts of the county to plan collaboratively and leverage their resources to address the communities identified needs to prevent and reduce substance abuse while we have grown the coalition’s capacity to implement evidence based strategies to promote environmental change. The Franklin Co. Prevention Coalition is funded through the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Block Grant, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, local in-kind contributions and local donations. The state and federal funding dollars are our primary source of funding to implement environmental strategies of change in our community. Our county like many other counties in the state of Tennessee do not have the local funds to provide prevention support services.

Community Level Policy Change

  • Stop Meth Now Ordinances passed countywide- Pseudoephedrine by Rx Only
  • Synthetic drugs banned in all cities prior to state law passing through local ordinances
  • Franklin County schools include synthetic drugs as zero tolerance offense
  • Drug disposal program adopted in county by all law enforcement agencies for permanent drug disposal of prescription and over counter medications
  • Franklin County schools adopt proper disposal as part of policy for school nurses
  • Standardized fines/penalties for local Beer Boards
  • Local liquor stores now use I.D. scans for all alcohol sales
  • Local ball parks and recreational areas have posted signage prohibiting smoking and alcohol on premises
  • All new employees of school system are drug tested upon hire
  • Retail clerks who sale alcohol to underage buyers will be charged with contributing to delinquency of a minor in conjunction with the owner of the establishment being fined

Increased enforcement

  • Increased saturation patrols on lakes and mountainous areas and at local University
  • Increased saturation patrols during seasonal youth events (prom, homecoming)
  • Sniffer flashlights made available for law enforcement
  • Increased sobriety check points
  • Increased retail compliance checks

Services Offered

  • Parenting Classes
  • Moral Reconation Therapy Program
  • Anger Management
  • Student Advisory Connection
  • Lifeline Recovery Support Services
  • Retailer Tobacco Education
  • Bridge Program for At-Risk Youth
  • TN Save a Life – Naloxone
  • Responsible Beverage Service Training
  • Drug Free Workplace Training
  • Free Drug Tests Kits for Parents of Youth
  • Count It, Lock It, Drop It Program
  • Drug Endangered Children
  • Free Family Substance Abuse
  • Positive Action Program
  • Fresh Start Smoking Cessation Class Prevention Tool-kits
  • Hidden In Plain Sight Demonstration
  • Alternative Peer Group for Youth & Young Adults
  • Teacher In-Service Training

 

 

Phone: 931.967.7825
Address: 900 South Shepherd St.

Winchester TN 37398
Hours:  Monday – Thursday

8 am – 4 pm

 

Jessie Sheehan: Director

Allen Burnette: Project Lifeline Coordinator

Dustin Ritchie: Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist

Matt Brown: Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist 

Lindsay Konrad: Bridge Program Coordinator

Melanie Morrow: Youth Engagement Coordinator

Barbara King- Ladd – Drug Endangered Children Coordinator