Drug Free Communities ready to get to work

Published 7:20 pm Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A couple of weeks ago Drug Free Communities of Dallas County held a pep rally at Selma High School to announce a $625,000 grant it’d received to alleviate the county’s drug problem.

Now, the group is ready to roll up its sleeves and get to work.

On Tuesday, Jerria Martin, the director for Drug Free Communities of Dallas County, held a meeting at Arsenal Place so that she could directly speak to people who worked in the fields of health care, public safety and education. Parents were also welcome to attend.

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Martin started unveiling how the program will work, most notably through four committees that volunteers can choose to be a part of. Those committees will include youth engagement, business community relations, public relations and media and public safety and public health.

Drug use is an issue in many cities across the United States, but it’s become a well-known problem in Selma and Dallas County.

We’re encouraged any time a group tries to help eliminate that problem.

It’s a good sign that so many in our community are taken this problem seriously and are willing to volunteer their time to help facilitate change. That’s a great thing for the future.