Crittention Substance Abuse Prevention Program (St. Luke's Hospital)

  1. Program Provider
  2. Full Description

Crittenton Behavioral Children's Center

Program Summary: 
The purpose of this project is to reduce drug use among adolescent youth in Jackson County. This will be accomplished by engaging vulnerable youth from seven county "hotspot" zip codes in a year-round program, Lion's Quest Skills for Action, identified effective and best practice on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices maintained by SAMHSA.

The project targets youth extremely vulnerable for lives of substance abuse because they come from environments defined by violence, limited parental involvement, academic and/or behavior difficulties in school, and family histories of poverty, mental illness and/or substance abuse.Specifically, youth ages 12 to 19 will be enrolled from the Intensive Residential Care program at Crittenton Children's Center.  All residents will participate throughout the year, including approximately 100 youth from Jackson County zip codes determined to be hotspots. Residents are placed at Crittenton through the court system (either Family Court or Juvenile Justice).

Program Addresses: 
Crittention Children's Center (Residential Program)

10918 Elm Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64134

816-765-6600 •


    COMBAT funds other violence prevention programs—more than 40—offered by a variety of agencies thorughout Jackson County. These programs have been broken down into these sub-categories to assist you in finding services that meet your specific needs

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