Safe and Drug Free Schools

The purpose of the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Program is to foster a safe and  drug-free learning environment that supports academic achievement. The Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Program (SDFSC) is a federally funded initiative which supports programs  that prevent violence in and around schools; that prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; that involve parents and communities; and that are coordinated with related federal, state, and community efforts and resources. Funds may be used for drug prevention and education programs (Pre K-12); violence prevention; professional development for drug, alcohol, and violence prevention; implementation of strategies; drug abuse resistance education programs; program evaluations; and conflict resolution programs. All of these efforts together form a comprehensive plan to promote peaceful resolution to conflict and to reduce the demand for and use of alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana and other drugs by school-age children.