The City of Mission Viejo and the Orange County Sheriff's Department are committed to providing a safe environment for residents in the community.
Drug Free Mission Viejo
Prescription drug abuse among children in our community continues to grow at alarming rates. In fact, it is a national epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because of that, Mission Viejo Television has developed “An Invisible Line,” a four-part series covering a slice of what is happening in and around Mission Viejo. Please visit the following links to watch the series regarding the impact drugs can have on our children:
Prescription Drug Abuse PSA
Prescription Drug Abuse PSA released by Community Service Programs, Orange County
Drug Prevention Coalition
The City of Mission Viejo is seeking caring, concerned citizens to join its new Drug Prevention Coalition.
The coalition is for people interested in learning about current drug trends and challenges facing our community who will work to prevent the spread of drug addiction and dependency. The City and local support group Solace of Orange County are teaming up for this effort.
Coalition members will promote and participate in drug awareness programs like the Annual Walk Against Drugs and Resource Fair and the Monitor, Secure and Destroy Campaign for properly disposing of prescription drugs. They will focus on other campaigns as well as the expected impacts of Prop 64 Recreation Marijuana; parental education on addiction behaviors, signs of drug addiction and the use of Narcan, a lifesaving antidote.
Starting July 19, 2017, the coalition will meet at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way. The one-hour meetings will be followed by the weekly Solace of Orange County Support Group from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The group supports family members and friends impacted by drug addiction and loss.
The Parent Project
Parents are invited to take part in the Parent Project program that is designed to help children grow into safe and capable adults. The Orange County Sheriff's Department offers the 10-week program that was created for parents with difficult or out-of-control adolescent children. Developed over a 20-year-period, the curriculum helps parents learn and practice specific prevention and intervention strategies for defiant actions or destructive behaviors such as truancy, alcohol and drug use, gang involvement, running away, violence and other issues. Parents will learn proven tools and tactics to deal with poor grades and online gaming addictions, in addition to understanding teens and their use of technology.
Mission Viejo Deputy Sheriffs, including several of the School Resource Officers, receive 40 hours of training to facilitate the program, which caters to parents with kids in different stages of life. Deputies teaching the program can address every issue parents may have with their children to help them build better relationships.
Date & Time:
Meetings are held every Wednesday for 10 weeks from 6:30p.m. – 9:30p.m.
Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center
24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo
The class is free, however the cost for the required workbook is $25 and can be purchased from the Parent Project facilitators at the beginning of the first class.
Space is limited, call 949-470-8433 to register or go online to www.parentproject.com.
Stay Safe OC
A partnership between Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the communities we serve in an effort to reduce crime and keep OC safe. Please visit the Stay Safe OC page for detailed safety information.
National Crime Prevention Council
The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and The Advertising Council, Inc. (Ad Council) have created a Safe Firearms Storage public education campaign to encourage firearms owners to store firearms safely by locking them up...(read more at Safe Firearms Storage)
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