Department of Alcohol and Drug Services

Department of Alcohol & Drug Services
Children, Family & Community Services Division (CFCS) and Youth System of Care (YSOC)

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To develop and operate a seamless Continuum of Care for the prevention, early intervention and treatment of substance abuse problems in the youth community that is appropriate for the diverse populations of Santa Clara County. The Department of Alcohol & Drug Services’ (DADS) Children, Family & Community Services Division (CFCS), along with a network of contracted providers, offer free adolescent substance abuse treatment at sites throughout Santa Clara County. Services are confidential and available to youth 13-18.


SLS Pledges

Substance use counseling at school and clinic sites - $475,000

DADS funds licensed county staff to provide substance use treatment services at the following school sites in Santa Clara County: Calaveras Hills High School, New Valley High School, Gilroy High School and Mt Madonna High School and the following clinics: Alexian Health Center and Sunnyvale Health Center. Additionally, DADS provides limited community-based outpatient treatment and case management services for youth released from detention in Juvenile Hall and the ranch setting. DADS funds the following contracted services: AACI Main Office and Tully satellite office, Overfelt H. S., James Lick H.S., Andrew Hill H.S., Santa Teresa H.S. & Alta Vista HS. AARS Main Office, Juvenile Hall, Independence H.S., Milpitas H.S, Mayview Community Health Center, Andrew Hill H.S., ADVENT Main Office, Gilroy and Morgan Hill, Friendly Inn, Odyssey Community School, Snell School, Sunol School, Alternative Placement Academy and Fremont Union HS District.

Substance use counseling in residential placement - $663,000

DADS provides short-term residential treatment services for youth requiring a higher level of care if they do not have insurance to cover the cost of treatment. Six (6) residential beds are dedicated to our Juvenile Treatment Court client population and two (2) residential beds are designated as “community” placements. Contract providers for these services include Advent Group Ministries Inc. and Our Common Ground (OCG).

Substance Use Prevention Resources - $100,000

DADS provides prevention resources to schools and communities through a contracted grant. Additionally, an informational DVD on the drug ecstasy was created after it was identified as an emerging local problem; informational guides for parents; in-person, customized presentations to students, parents, and school personnel; technical assistance to develop and enhance substance use prevention efforts.

Start-up funding for school-based implementation of the Seven Challenges, an evidence-based substance use early intervention and treatment model - $150,000

DADS & Probation recently launched a five-agency collaborative to implement the Seven Challenges program: License fees, initial training, leadership training, cost of materials, technical assistance and site visits by the program developers. A subsequent pilot of Community Based Organizations will be funded by Probation & DADS in FY13.

Training through DADS' Learning Institute - $25,000

Registration fees are waived for school personnel and school-linked partners who attend workshops offered through DADS. Workshops may also be provided in collaboration with schools.

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