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Local, State and National Partners

Local/State Partners

Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner

This office investigates cases of homicide, suicide, accidental deaths, and all natural deaths that are sudden, unexpected or medically unattended. In addition, our state-of-the-art forensic laboratories apply current scientific methods for evidence analysis and investigations to effectively assist law enforcement, the judicial court systems, and health and environmental agencies.

Allegheny County Department of Public Health

The department's mission is to protect, promote, and preserve the health and well-being of all Allegheny County residents, particularly the most vulnerable. We strive daily to assure quality public health services to more than 1.2 million county residents.

Allegheny County Police Department

Our motto, “To Serve with Honor,” guides county police officers every day as we serve residents and visitors alike. Our patrol territories include the Pittsburgh International Airport, the County Airport, nine County Parks and other regional parks. We investigate all criminal activity which occurs on county-owned property, while providing assistance to local police departments and criminal justice agencies.

Allegheny Intermediate Unit

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit, also known as the AIU, is a regional public education agency and a crucial part of Pennsylvania's public education system.

Beaver County Behavioral Health, Drug and Alcohol Program

The Treatment Alternative Program provides drug and alcohol assessments, case management and referral to community-based treatment facilities for offenders as an alternative to incarceration.

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and improve the quality of life.

Boys and Girls Club of Pittsburgh

Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Regionally, nationally, and globally, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is a leader in the treatment of childhood conditions and diseases, a pioneer in the development of new and improved therapies, and a top educator of the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists.

DEA Youth Dance Program

The DEA Youth Dance Program was established to empower kids by providing a free and positive afterschool alternative to drugs through the fun, healthy, and expressive art form of dance.

Duquesne University – Mylan School of Pharmacy

Since opening in 1925, the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy continually earns recognition as a top school of pharmacy in the United States because of outstanding academic programs, hands-on training, and nationally recognized research and leadership.

FBI Pittsburgh Office (Community Outreach)

The FBI’s Community Outreach Program supports the Bureau’s investigative mission by working to address multiple interrelated societal problems—including crime, drugs, gangs, terrorism, and violence.

Gateway Rehabilitation

Gateway Rehab has been providing proven and personalized services in and around the Pittsburgh area, to individuals struggling with addictive diseases for many decades.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

Keystone Wellness Programs

Keystone Wellness Programs is dedicated to the promotion, coordination, and delivery of community programs and services to improve physical and behavioral well-being.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Drug-Free Kids is committed to helping families struggling with their son’s or daughter’s substance use.

Pennsylvania Board of Probation & Parole

Inherent in the Board's mission to protect public safety is its work to reduce the likelihood that a parolee will commit another crime after release and return to prison. 

Pittsburgh Poison Center

Staffed 24 hours a day, the Pittsburgh Poison Center (PPC) responds each year to more than 100,000 requests for poison information from the general public and medical professionals who reside in 44 Pennsylvania counties. 

Pittsburgh Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania    

Pittsburgh Boys and Girls Clubs have nine facilities in the Pittsburgh area.  Boys and Girls Clubs of Western PA promote academic success, healthy lifestyles, good character and citizenship.  They offer Educational Training, Career Launch, Arts and Crafts, Dance, Digital Arts Programs, Imagemakers Photography Program, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Smoking Prevention, Fresh Start Juvenile Justice Programs, Youth Violence Prevention Programs, Sports and Fitness, Summer Day Camps, Evening Teen Programs, Teen Entrepreneurship.  We are in the process of launching an integrated website.  

Not One More - Pittsburgh Chapter

Not One More Pittsburgh (NOM) brings communities together to take action against the addiction crisis. 

Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

The Attorney General is Pennsylvania’s top law enforcement official, with a wide range of responsibilities to protect and serve the citizens and agencies of the Commonwealth.

Saltworks Theater Company

Saltworks Theater Company is a local performing company based in Pittsburgh, PA .   Saltworks Theatre Company produced “Off-Script”, a play regarding the misuse of prescription drugs that is often overlooked.  “Off-Script” follows the life styles of an athlete, scholar and supplier.  The play is geared toward a high school audience.  

Safe and Sound

Safe & Sound was founded with the theory that improvements in public safety require the combination of law enforcement, community organizing and youth development.

Sage’s Army

Our mission is to address issues related to drug and alcohol addiction by providing informational support to children and families by raising awareness one person at a time.

Saint Vincent College

With more than 1,800 students, Saint Vincent College offers the personal attention and educational tools to integrate your intellectual aptitudes with your professional goals. 

Sarah Heinz House 

Much more than an after-school program, Sarah Heinz House, a Boys & Girls Club, affects each child in a unique and personal way. The club provides children and teens with powerful role models and a safe, fun place to go after school, on weekends and during the summer. It is our honor to help mould these future citizens with educational, artistic, recreational and community service programs. Our goal is to promote healthy lifestyles and offer an environment that is welcoming, nurturing and challenging. We seek to “build good citizens.”

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western Judicial District of Pennsylvania

The U.S. Attorney's Office is responsible for prosecuting federal crimes in the District, including crimes related to national security, civil rights, public corruption, fraud, child exploitation, firearms and narcotics. 

University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is a top-ranked, internationally respected center of learning and research that prepares students to influence public health practices and medical care across the country and around the world.

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Summer Institute

The Pittsburgh Summer Institute in Applied Public Health (PSI) provides an enhanced and productive practicum experience at the Allegheny County Health Department. 

University of Pittsburgh - Law and Policy/Center for Public Health Practice

By linking academia to professional public health practice, the Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP) contributes to better health for Pennsylvanians. 

University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Since 1895, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law has been preparing students to become excellent attorneys and leaders in the legal profession and society.

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, which is the national agency that accredits professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education.

Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office

The Westmoreland County Coroner's Office conducts investigations to determine the cause and manner of any death that falls into their jurisdiction.  

 

 

National Partners

Federal

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives 

The ATF is a law enforcement agency in the United States’ Department of Justice assigned to protect communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products. It partners with communities, industries, law enforcement, and public safety agencies to safeguard the public it serves through information sharing, education, training, research, and the use of technology. 

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

The FBI’s priority is to protect citizens, their children, their communities and their businesses from the most dangerous threats facing the nation. Its Community Relations Unit works to create and strengthen relationships locally and nationally with minority groups, religious and civic organizations, schools, non-profits, and other entities. Those partnerships have led to a host of crime prevention programs, enabling families, schools and workplaces to safeguard themselves against a number of threats, including illegal drugs.

 

U.S. Marshals Service 

The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. It is the enforcement arm of the federal courts. Its duties include protecting the federal judiciary, apprehending federal fugitives, managing and selling seized assets acquired by criminals through illegal activities, housing and transporting federal prisoners and operating the Witness Security Program.

 

Department of Justice:  Office of Justice Programs (OJP) 

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. Because most of the responsibility for crime control and prevention falls to law enforcement officers in states, cities, and neighborhoods, the federal government can be effective in these areas only to the extent that it can enter into partnerships with these officers.

 

Department of Justice:   Violence Reduction Network (VRN) 

The Violence Reduction Network is an innovative approach to support and enhance local violence reduction efforts. This data-driven, evidence-based initiative complements DOJ’s Smart on Crime initiative through delivery of strategic, intensive training and technical assistance. Designed to enhance a site’s current goals, VRN builds on efforts already under way, leverages lessons learned, and delivers a broad spectrum of resources via a strategic and holistic approach.

 

Department of Health & Human Services (HHS):  Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

SAMHSA promotes and implements prevention and early intervention strategies to reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders in America’s communities.

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)

The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is to improve behavioral health through evidence-based prevention approaches.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is to promote community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery services for individuals and families in every community. CSAT provides national leadership to improve access, reduce barriers, and promote high quality, effective treatment and recovery services.

 

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) 

CDC remains committed to advancing a public health approach to preventing drug overdose death and applies its scientific expertise to help curb the epidemic in three ways: improving data quality and surveillance to monitor and respond to the epidemic; strengthening state efforts by scaling up effective public health interventions; and equipping health care providers with the data and tools needed to improve the safety of their patients

 

Non-Government Organizations

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 

Founded in 1954, ASAM is a professional society representing over 4,000 physicians, clinicians, and associated professional in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.

 

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) 

CADCA is the premier membership organization representing those working to make their communities safe, healthy, and drug-free. CADCA has members in every U.S. state and territory and is working in 18 countries around the world. Special programs within CADCA are supporting returning veterans and their families and training youth leaders to be effective agents of change –all through the coalition model. Since 1992, CADCA has demonstrated that when all sectors of a community come together —social change happens.

 

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (Partnership) 

Founded in 1987 as an anti-drug advertising campaign and formerly known as the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, the Partnership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and helping families impacted by addiction. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids translates the science of teen drug use and addiction for families, providing parents with direct support to prevent and cope with teen drug and alcohol abuse. On their website, families can find the information they need to understand the ever-changing drug landscape, which now includes abuse of prescription drugs. In addition to support and resources for parents, Partnership reaches youth directly through teen-targeted efforts.

 

DEA Educational Foundation 

Established in 2001, the DEA Educational Foundation educates the American public on the various costs and consequences of drugs on society through support of the educational programs and exhibits of the DEA Museum and the operation of DEA Youth Dance Program in more than 30 cities around the country.

 

Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks 

The Elks National Drug Awareness Program, established in 1982, is the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States. The Elks are committed to eliminating the use and abuse of illegal drugs by all members of society and believe that in order to ensure a bright future for our country, it is essential that our children be raised in a drug-free environment. The Elks possess a dedicated army of volunteers who freely give their time and talents to what they describe as “a most noble cause.”

 

Boys & Girls Clubs 

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. A Boys & Girls Club provides: a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; and Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences. Their community-based Delinquency and Gang Prevention/Intervention Initiative targets young people ages 6 to 18 that are at high risk for involvement or are already involved with delinquency and gangs. These youth and teens are directed to positive alternatives and learn about violence prevention.

 

Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts of America 

Boy Scouts -- One of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun.

The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society Drugs: A Deadly Game! is the drug abuse prevention awareness program of the Boy Scouts of America. It is a drug education experience designed to stimulate discussion in small groups and classroom settings and to get children talking—and learning—about the dangers of drug use and abuse.

Girl Scouts -- Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Gil Scouts sees itself as the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. With programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.