1. Counterfeit Pills—‘Widely Available’ & ‘More Lethal’

    One Pill Can KillPrescription pills not obtained from a licensed pharmacy are not only illegal to possess, but when taken can also be dangerous. There’s a good chance those pills might be fakes with potentially fatal side effects. According to the DEA, counterfeit pills are “widely available” and “more lethal than ever before.” Seizures of phony pills containing fentanyl have increased 420% since 2019. Just two milligrams of fentanyl can be a deadly dose. » MORE
  1. October Is...

    Domestic Violence Awareness_SLIDEYou are never alone. Your better, safer tomorrows can begin today. Help is just a phone call away. COMBAT funding supports 18 Domestic Violence programs throughout Jackson County. Providing more services for Domestic Violence was a point of emphasis this spring when COMBAT for the first-time ever accepted applications for mid-year funding to distribute resources where they are most needed. » HELP AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW
Community Backed Anti-Drug Anti-Crime Anti-Violence Tax
  1. Prescription_Medicines FLASH

    The Opioid 'Gateway Drugs'

    Prescribed painkillers were the “gateway drugs” that triggered the ongoing opioid crisis. Across America, another 49,860 lives were lost due to opioid overdoses in 2019—a 50.7% increase compared to the 33,091 lives lost in 2015. How did this happen? » MORE
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    Suicide—Talk About It

    Worried someone you know might be silently contemplating suicide? Break the silence. Start a conversation—ask the question—that might save a life. "Asking someone about suicide will not put the idea in their head to attempt suicide. That's a myth." » MORE
  1. LGBTQ Vulnerability

    LGBTQ+ Youth

    LBGTQ+ youth are five times more likely than their heterosexual peers to attempt suicide. COMBAT funds ReDiscover’s Show-Me Zero Suicide prevention program that provides services to about 400 youths—nearly a third of whom self-identify as LGBTQ+. » MORE
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    Caring For Crime Survivors

    This program not only provides referrals to counseling to help survivors deal with emotional issues, but can also facilitate repairs to homes or vehicles damaged during a crime. Doors with bullet holes might even be transformed into artwork. » MORE
  1. 2021 COMBAT-FUNDED PROGRAMS

Nearly 90 Programs Being Funded In 2021

» Violence Prevention Programs

• Bullying/Cyber Bullying (14 Programs)• Child Abuse (3 Programs)
• Counseling Services (5 Programs)• Diversion Programs (4 Programs)
• Domestic Violence (18 Programs)• Ex-Offender / Reentry (5 Programs)
• Gang Violence (7 Programs)
• Legal Services (1 Program)
• Parenting (14 Programs)• School Attendance/Truancy
   (10 Programs)
• Sexual Assault (1 Program)• STRIVIN' (7 Programs)
• Suicide Prevention (8 Programs)• Teen-Dating Violence (8 Programs)
• Victim Support (7 Programs)
• Youth Employment (15 Programs)

• Other Youth-Oriented (22 Programs)

» Substance Abuse Prevention Programs

» Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs

• Drug Counseling
• Intensive Outpatient
• Partial Hospitalization
• Recovery Houses
• Residential Inpatient

» Law Enforcement School-Based Programs

  1. #STRIVINTogether

STRIVING Together To Reduce Violence In Neighborhoods

Initiative Focuses On Need For Joint Effort To Reduce Violence In Neighborhoods

This COMBAT initiative brings together school administrators, police officers, elected officials, mental health professionals, social workers, faith-based leaders and concerned citizens to address violence in Jackson County’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. 

With a focus on developing a collaborative, comprehensive and coordinated plan in each “hot spot,” STRIVIN’ recognizes that no one individual or single agency can “save a neighborhood.” It takes working together—striving together—to make any neighborhood a safe place to call home.
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