Respiratory Virus and Measles Information

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Out of the initial partnership, a broad coalition has developed involving:

  • Community members
  • Schools
  • Government agencies
  • Law enforcement
  • Nonprofit agencies
  • Private industries

As we continue to work on prevention projects, collaboration is a key asset.

For more information, please email

DCP SAFE Programs

Youth Advisory Committee

The Youth Advisory Committee provides students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and provides substance use prevention activities.

Youth Prevention Education

Students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades at middle schools throughout DeKalb County take part in the Mendez Foundation’s Too Good for Drugs program.

Illinois Youth Survey

The Illinois Youth Survey is designed to gather information about a variety of health and social indicators, including substance use patterns and attitudes of Illinois youth.

Intervention For Nicotine Dependence, Education, Prevention, Tobacco and Health

INDEPTH is a convenient, positive alternative to suspension or citation that helps schools and communities address teen e-cigarette use in a more supportive way.

Not On Tobacco For Teens (N-O-T)

N-O-T is a 10-session smoking cessation program designed for teens ages 14 to 19.

School Campaigns on Substance Use

High schools throughout DeKalb County are given campaign materials and support to help prevent underage drinking.

Safety and Disposal Guidance

Proper disposal of unused drugs helps save lives and protect the environment.

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DCP SAFE Facebook Group

For the latest news and upcoming events, join the DCP SAFE Facebook group.


DCP SAFE is funded in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.