Zero Tolerance (ZT) Coalition – Robertson County
The Zero Tolerance Coalition is funded by a $125,000 grant through Texas Health and Human Services. The grant was awarded to BVCASA in 2013 with the goal of reducing underage drinking, marijuana use, tobacco/e-cig use and prescription pill abuse by students in Robertson County with a focus on Hearne. ZT is a student-based drug and alcohol prevention coalition. The coalition consist of students who believe that alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs are harmful to themselves and their community.
Through a strong collaboration with the leaders of Hearne ISD, City of Hearne, and other community members, the ZT youth coalition hopes to take a proactive approach to reducing overall problems associated with alcohol and drugs among students, and to increase the wellness and safety of their community.
The ZT relies on partnerships with student groups, local government, school administration, media, law enforcement, religious organizations, civic organizations and local businesses. If you are interested in getting involved, contact the Zero Tolerance Coalition Coordinator at 979-846-3560 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Data Collection (student surveying, arrest reports, local & regional hospital reports, etc.)
- Social Norms Campaigns (Red Ribbon Week, Fall Festival, Family Fun Night, Safe Spring Break, Safe Summer)
- Policy Change (county, city, and campus level policies addressing alcohol or substance use)
- Access Reduction (Rx Pill Take-back events)