Our Vision is a thriving, healthy & safe community for our youth.

Jefferson County Communities That Care is a coalition comprised of more than 100 stakeholders, community members, key leaders and youth. We use a structured, evidence-based community change process focused on preventing substance misuse, sexual/relationship violence and hopelessness/anxiety among youth in our community by reducing risk factors and improving protective factors.

Coalition Updates

January 2022

Welcome to 2022. As we begin a new year in a world that is still hurting so much in so many ways, I want to say that I feel fortunate to work with community partners, youth and volunteers who care about preventing problems before they start, who are willing to spend their time making other peoples lives better, and who believe in figuring out the best way to do the right things. Thanks to each of you for being amazing.

Now, on to our Jeffco CTC updates for January.

  • Our 2022 Jeffco CTC meetings are scheduled and listed here.

  • Please help Jeffco CTC apply for 5 more years of Drug Free Community funding! We are currently recruiting a group of volunteers to brainstorm and write at weekly workshops for 6 session on Mondays from 3 to 4:30 PM starting Feb.14th. Email Pamela if you are interested!

  • Board Mini-Retreat Agenda: On Thursday, February 24th, we will extend our usual board meeting from 7:30 AM until 10 AM. Our board will take a deep dive into our goals for 2022 and beyond. Please join us!

  • Jeffco CTC is excited about the Teen Nights being hosted across our community! Please visit www.jeffcoteens.org to find out more.

  • We hope you all got your card & your mask. That mask is a wordle created by our youth listing all the things that help them cope with life's ups and downs.


Pamela & Emily

Events & Board Meetings

Jan. 27: Jeffco CTC Community Board Meeting

Feb. 7: Jeffco Connections/ CTC Key Leaders Meeting

Feb. 7: Jeffco Teens Youth Town Hall

Feb 24: Jeffco CTC Board Mini-Retreat

Mar. 10: Jeffco Teens Policy Makers Forum

April 28: Teen Voices Presentations

Workgroup Meetings:

Jan. 12: Building Allyship & Diversity in Jeffco

Jan. 18: Exec Committee

Jan. 20: SEL & Health Education

Jan. 20: Twelve Talks to Have With Teens

Jan. 25: Policy & Substance Availability/ Youth Engagement

Jan. 25: Data

Jeffco CTC 2022 Meeting Dates

Past coalition updates

Sharing resources: Twelve Talks to Have With Teens.mp4

Upcoming Meetings

  • CTC board meetings take place on the 4th Thursday of the month from 8-9:30 AM; upcoming topics include:

    • January 27th:

      1. Workgroup report outs

      2. Planning for February Mini-Retreat (February Community Board Meeting 7:30 - 10 am)

      3. Staff reports & announcements

  • Workgroup meetings are where the magic happens. Let Pamela and Emily know if you would like to join a workgroup.

    • Twelve Talks to Have With Teens: Completing site revisions and reviewing data from summer youth input event-- 3rd Thursdays from 2-3:30 PM

    • Social Emotional Learning & Health Education Policy: Working with Jeffco Schools to update policy and exploring ways to fill identified public health curriculum gaps-- 3rd Thursday from 10-11:30 AM

    • Risk & Protective Factor Data: Administration of surveys and analysis of data (more fun than it sounds)-- meeting quarterly, contact us for next meeting

    • Trustable Adults: Working towards an Building Allyship and Diversity in Jeffco/ Out for Safe Spaces program & supporting/volunteering with our youth leadership program -- 2nd Tuesday from 8:30 - 10 AM

    • Policy & Substance Availability & Youth Engagement: Partnering with youth for policy change & CAT program implementation-- 4th Tuesday from 8:30-10 AM

    • LGBTQIA+ support: The Trustable Adults workgroup is currently working towards an Building Allyship and Diversity in Jeffco/ Out for Safe Spaces program (see above)

    • Executive: Board meeting agendas & administration-- 3rd Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 AM

Jeffco CTC 2022 Meeting Dates

Note: meeting minutes from all 2021 meetings are linked at the bottom of all meeting agendas!

About us

Myria's Video

Thanks to everyone who was interviewed for this video project and to Myria for your amazing videography (and doing interviews remotely during a pandemic), editing and narration.

This video was originally created for our coalition's submission to the CDPHE Shared Risk and Protective Factor Approach to Substance Misuse Prevention Funding opportunity. However, it turned out so well that we plan to use it as a standard part of our new member orientation!

Learn more about our coalition

One pager - front and back - January 2021.pdf

Want to be part of our coalition's work or see how your organization can participate?

We have many ways to get involved!

Watch the Jeffco CTC "Collaborative Strategies Video Series 2021" below, and email jcphctc@jeffco.us to find out more.