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Saturday, March 25, 2023


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Please note: Registration is required to view any recorded webinar.

 The Newest Drug Dealing Trend

How youth are accessing substances from places we thought were safe and what you can do to protect them.

Saturday, March 25, 2023
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Mingus Union High School, Library
1801 E. Fir St., Cottonwood

Brandon Iurato, School Resource Officer
Cottonwood Police Department
Mingus Union High School


Your child’s phone has a deadly connection. Counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl are bought and sold on social media sites popular with teens. According to the latest research, more and more youth are getting drugs from social media apps, like Snapchat and Instagram. And the drugs are being delivered right to their front door.

Presenter and longtime law enforcement officer, Brandon Iurato, will discuss what parents and caregivers can do to help protect the children in their care.
• Learn what draws youth to these sites and how they communicate on them.
• Discover tips on how to spot the dangerous users on these apps and what the risks are for our youth.
• Hear ways to talk to the youth in your care about Internet safety and the dangers of substance use.

A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
No registration required for this event.
For more information contact or (928) 708-0100.


 Parenting the Love and Logic Way®

Day and Dates: Saturdays, April 8, (skip April 15), 22, and 28, 2023
** Must attend all classes to receive certificate of completion. **
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Facilitated by: Sandi Cheney
Location: Juvenile Justice Center
1100 Prescott Lakes Parkway
Prescott, Arizona 86301


All classes will be in person. These classes will not be recorded.

For more information and to reserve your space today
call Sandi (Love and Logic Facilitator) at (928) 420-0427
Kacey (JJC Special Programs Coordinator) at 928-442-5277

Seating is limited to 20 for this FREE class.
Register today!

Help for the challenging times in parenting.

  • “How do I get them out of bed in time to catch the school bus?”
  • “How can I stop my children from bickering and fighting?”
  • “How do I get my children to help with the chores without an argument?”
  • “How can I get my teenage daughter to come home at the agreed-upon time?” 
  • "How do I talk to my children about drugs?”
  • And many other day-to-day parenting challenges…



 ACEs - Adverse Childhood Experiences

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 | 10:00 am

The Adverse Childhood Experience study revealed so much information about how our early experiences shape our adult lives. This class will introduce the ACE study and help explain what the data tells us. Having an understanding of the significance of ACEs in ourselves and others will help us see behaviors and choices in a different light.


Register here.


 Walk With Me, Be Drug Free

Family Fun Walk

Join us Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 10:00 am
Mortimer Farms | 12907 St. Rte. 169, Dewey





1 mile
Family Fun Walk

• Hot chocolate
• Children’s activities
• No registration required
• Free family event

Contact MATFORCE for more information: or (928) 708-0100


 Dump the Drugs

Safely and easily dispose of your unused and expired prescriptions or over-the-counter medications. Keep them out of the wrong hands!

  • Medications flushed down your toilet end up in our lakes, rivers, and groundwater.
  • Clean out your medicine cabinet. Bring your expired or unused medication for proper disposal.



For more information:
(928) 708-0100

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Chino Valley Police Dept. Cottonwood Police Dept.
Prescott Police Dept. Clarkdale Police Dept.
Prescott Valley Police Dept.  
Yavapai County Sheriff
Office - Williamson Valley



 A Conversation on Depression & Suicide

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 | 10:00 am

Join Stacey and Gina Courtois as they discuss how to identify warning signs and navigate conversations around depression and suicide. Learn tools to help understand and respond to some of the risky behaviors that we witness in others. Hear about statewide resources and how to involve school supports.


Register here.


 Community Coach training

Are you interested in making a real difference in your community and having a positive impact on a person's life?


Volunteer coaches help build and strengthen our communities while giving formerly incarcerated individuals the opportunity
>> for community support
>> to create hope for their future
>> to restore and rebuild their lives

Receive free training to learn needed skills for working one-on-one in helping provide referrals, emotional support, and resources for former inmates. No experience, prior qualifications, or education is needed.

All that is needed is the desire to help!

Saturday, - March 25, 2023 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cottonwood Public Library 100 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood

To register for any date contact or (928) 708-0100.


 From Inmate to Citizen

Understanding the excitement, fear, and challenges when transitioning from prison into the community

Do you have a loved one who is incarcerated? Incarceration affects the incarcerated individual and their loved ones after release.

Learn about:

  • Difficulties people experience transitioning from prison into the community
  • The different thinking and processing skills between someone who is incarcerated and someone who is not
  • Identify differences in prison culture and daily life
  • Increase awareness about generational trauma
  • Keys to successful reintegration
  • How to communicate with returning individuals
  • How we, as a community, can help individuals return home successfully

Now Virtual Only
Wednesday, August 30, 2023  |  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm | Virtual (Zoom): Register Here

Questions? Contact or (928) 708-0100


 Arizona Drug Summit

Uniting for Solutions






September 6, 2023
DoubleTree by Hilton | 2100 S. Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Kevin Sabet

CEO of Foundations for Drug Policy Solutions and Smart Approaches to Marijuana Dr. Sabet is the author of multiple books and former three-time White House Office of National Drug Control Policy advisor, having been the only person appointed to that office by both a Republican (Administration of George W. Bush) and Democrat (Obama Administration and Clinton Administration).

Save the Date


 Monthly Youth Drug and Alcohol Impact Panel



View more information and the current schedule of classes click here.


 Are you caring for a child in your home?

Check out these free kinship support groups

Kinship families are relationships between individuals who are thought of as having family ties. Examples include grandparents raising grandchildren, aunts and uncles caring for nieces or nephews, or foster families.

This support group is hosted virtually by Jennifer Pratt, a grandmother raising her grandchild. Please join us for discussions that help us to take care of ourselves while caring for others. Meetings will include a check-in, discussion topics, resources, and addressing current barriers.

When: Monthly group meeting times will be determined by YOU. Please share your availability by calling or texting Jennifer at (928) 273-3388 or email her at

Safe Prescription Drug Disposal

During normal business hours...
Greater Prescott Area:
  • Chino Valley Police Dept.
  • Prescott Police Dept.
  • Prescott Valley Police Dept.
  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office - Gurley Street Station and Williamson Valley Substation
  • Yavapai College Police Department - Prescott Campus
Verde Valley Area
  • Camp Verde Marshal's Office
  • NAH-Camp Verde Primary Care
  • Clarkdale Police Dept.
  • Cottonwood Police Dept.
  • Jerome Police Dept.
  • Sedona Police Dept.
  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
  • Yavapai College Police Department - Clarkdale Campus
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