Pubdate: Wed, 24 Jul 2002
Source: Austin Daily Herald, The (MN)
Copyright: 2002 Austin Daily Herald Inc


For the fifth year in a row, the Parenting Resource Center of Mower County, 
Inc. has received a Drug-Free Community Support program grant from the U.S. 
Department of Justice.

The PRC has earned this grant through its work with families and the 
information it provides. Parents can get their children free drug 
screenings through the center if they suspect their child may be using 
drugs. Parents can then get information on how to help their child stay off 

The almost $75,000 grant they received will go toward programs that 
continue to reduce substance abuse, increases commitment to a drug- free 
lifestyle in 20 percent of the adolescent population, and make commitments 
to decrease substance use behaviors andto work with local elected officials 
to enforce city alcohol, tobacco and curfew ordinances.

These goals are ambitious to say the least. Drug sales are a problem in 
Lyle, according to police. Law enforcement recently announced that a large 
number of businesses failed the tobacco compliance checks.

This grant gives the PRC a great opportunity to improve the services it 
already provides. We wish them luck and hope their work earns them another 
grant next year.
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