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.

Information about the board's decision to shift fiscal agents:


Please share this potentially life saving information with your networks!

Please let your teens know that any pill, powder, homemade vape or other substance that didn't come directly from the pharmacy or store could be contaminated with deadly amounts of fentanyl. Find out more at www.twelvetalks.com/overdose or ask your teens to help spread the word to prevent more overdoses by watching & sharing the videos at: www.jeffcoteens.org/ODPrevention.

Toolkit to help you spread the word

If you're looking for more information to share, we have a toolkit with videos, text, info graphics available here: https://www.jeffcoteens.org/ODPrevention

Most Teens in Jefferson County DO NOT misuse substances.

Please help us spread the word, most our teens are making healthy choices for their lives. These posters were created using pictures taken by Jeffco teens, and submitted to www.jeffcoteens.org!

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.

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!