Missouri - Alcohol and Drug-use Intervention Programs: Programs and Services

Area: 
Programs And Services
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law encourages districts to implement school-based alcohol and drug referral, intervention or treatment programs for students with substance use disorders.

Missouri Revised Statutes 161.506 Concentration of program

  1. Law enforcement agencies and school districts receiving funds under sections 161.500 to 161.508 shall concentrate enhanced apprehension, prevention and education efforts and resources on drug and alcohol use and drug trafficking in and around schools, parks and playgrounds. Such enhanced apprehension, prevention, and education efforts shall include, but not be limited to:

    • (1) Drug and alcohol traffic intervention programs;

    • (2) School- and classroom-oriented programs, using tested drug and alcohol education curriculum that provides in-depth and accurate information on drugs and alcohol, which may include the participation of local law enforcement agencies and qualified drug and alcohol use prevention specialists and which are designed to increase teachers’ and students’ awareness of drugs and alcohol and their effects;

    • (3) Family-oriented programs aimed at preventing drug and alcohol use, which may include the participation of community-based organizations experienced in the successful operation of such programs;

    • (4) The establishment of a local drug-free school advisory committee. The committee shall be established and appointed by the school board of each school district. The committee may be a newly created committee or an existing local drug and alcohol use committee as designated by the appointing authority. The committee shall be composed of, at a minimum, the following:

    • (a) Local and law enforcement executives;

    • (b) School district administrators;

    • (c) School-site staff, which includes administrators, teachers and certified personnel;

    • (d) Parents;

    • (e) Students;

    • (f) School peace officers;

    • (g) State, county, or local drug and alcohol program administrators designated pursuant to chapter 195; and

    • (h) Drug and alcohol prevention program executives;

    • (5) Development and distribution of appropriate written and audiovisual aids for training of school and law enforcement staff for handling drug- and alcohol-related problems and offenses. Appropriate existing aids may be used in lieu of the development of new materials;

    • (6) Development of prevention and intervention programs for elementary school teachers and students, including utilization of existing prevention and intervention programs;

    • (7) Development of a coordinated intervention system that identifies students with chronic drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs.

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