Decision Team

The Decision Team is responsible for overseeing the vision and mission of the Coalition provides insight and feedback on budgetary matters, and new initiatives. Representing the perspectives of the various action teams, the group meets twice per year. Staff Contact: Becky Ford, bford@ricecountychc.org.

Enforcement Team

tip411The Enforcement Team enjoys robust collaboration with representatives from all law enforcement agencies in Rice County, as well as Rice County Attorney’s Office and Rice County Community Corrections. Other partners such as schools, health agencies and public safety groups also participate. Projects include Take It to the Box medication disposal, Social Host Ordinances, and Tip411 Anonymous Reporting, The Enforcement Team meets every other third Wednesday of the month from 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. at the Rice County Sheriff’s Office. Staff Contact: Becky Ford, bford@ricecountychc.org.

Faribault Youth Investment

fyiFaribault Youth Investment, is a network of out-of-school-time program providers and other agencies invested in the success and well-being of youth in Faribault. The group aims to: increase the community’s capacity to leverage resources; provide training and education around best-practices in youth work; and advocate for building developmental assets in youth. The group meets once a month from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Buckham Memorial Library. Days vary. Staff contact: Becky Ford, bford@ricecountychc.org.

Northfield Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Alcohol & Drug Use

PrintSince 2006, the Northfield Mayor’s Task Force has been raising community awareness about local youth substance use and making recommendations for community interventions to reduce youth use. Members are “advocates for and with youth, committed to creating a community where our youth can lead healthy lives free of alcohol and drug use.” The board consists of local residents, appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month; special meetings are occasionally called. Meetings are held from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Northfield Community Resource Center (NCRC), 1651 Jefferson Parkway. Staff Contact: Ashley Anderson, ashley@northfieldhci.org.

Provider Team

The Provider Team is made up of local chemical health providers, general health care providers and mental health providers from a variety of organizations and agencies. The group’s focus includes increasing access to treatment, reducing stigma associated with addiction, and supporting those in recovery. The Provider Team meets quarterly from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. at the Northfield Community Resource Center (NCRC). Staff contact: Ashley Anderson, ashley@northfieldhci.org.

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