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by Jan Taylor last modified 2011-11-10 17:14

The Meth Task Force is a community effort that grew out of Building a Learning Community's first gathering. The mission is to reduce methamphetamine use and the social and economic impact it has on Jackson County by: promoting public awareness, treatment, recovery, family stability, prevention, and public safety.

Five Year Evaluation of Meth Task Force Efforts

 

Prepared by Dan DeNeui, Ph.D.
September 2009 (PDF 679 KB)

 

Meth Stories

 

Amy Belkin, InCommunication

2009 (PDF 319 KB)

 

 The Meth Task Force is a community effort that grew out of Building a Learning Community's first gathering. The mission is to reduce methamphetamine use and the social and economic impact it has on Jackson County by: promoting public awareness, treatment, recovery, family stability, prevention, and public safety. A new approach to treatment of meth addiction was piloted successfully two years into the project.

 

Meth Task Force Mission

 
Promoting Recovery

Educating the Community

Strengthening Families

Enforcing the Law

Meth Task Force Members

Southern Oregon Meth Project


Link to Southern Oregon Meth Project Website

Meth Task Force Goals and Accomplishments

 

Meth Task Force Mission

 

The Jackson County Meth Task Force leads a community-wide collaboration working to reduce methamphetamine use and the social and economic impact it has on Jackson County by: promoting public awareness, treatment, recovery, family stability, prevention, and public safety.

 

Promoting Recovery

  
Addition of Jackson County judge by State Legislature

   Adult Drug Court

   County-funded improved meth treatment pilot project

   Development of dual diagnosis treatment matrix

   Family Drug Court 3-year grant

   Federal Drug Court grant funds for mental health

   Healthy Babies, OnTrack

   Mapping project with providers and clients

   Project Jumpstart, Jackson County Project Health

   Recovery Fair with Family Drug Court graduates

   Whole Family Project, OnTrack

   Women's Transitional Project, Addictions

      Recovery Center

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Educating the Community

 

   ESD and SODA health curriculum project for public schools
   Focus groups of people in recovery to identify issues
   supports and obstacles
   Meth Watch - Mail Tribune and KTVL Channel 10
   Project REAL, Kids Unlimited
   SODA secondary school project
   Southern Oregon Meth Project, Not Even Once -
      KOBI, United Way and other partners
   TargetMeth.com -- SOPTV
   Training on methamphetamine addiction for 100 early
      childhood providers
   White City YAD

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Strengthening Families

 

  Children's Plan training for those working with
    methamphetamine affected children and families
   Develop and distribute White City family resource guide
   Family Stabilization Project, Head Start
   Focus group of grandparents raising grandchildren

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Enforcing the Law

 

Comprehensive treatment program for Jackson County
   Community Justice
Decreased meth labs
Drug Endangered Children Protocol
Legislation limiting access to precursor products
Fewer drug related arrests

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Meth Task Force Members


Dee Anne Everson, United Way, Co-convener
Carin Niebuhr, Jackson County, Co-convener
Marie Bagley, Addictions Recovery Center
Paula Breland, Oregon Department of Human Services
Kathy Bryon, Gordon Elwood Foundation
Tom Cole, Kids Unlimited
Amy Cuddy, Reed and Carolee Walker Fund of the OCF
Helena Darling, SOPTV
Felicity Elworthy, Head Start
Matt Epstein, Community Volunteer
Sarah Heath, Jackson County Health and Human Services
Roxann Jones, Jackson County Health and Human Services
Larry Lyman, Southern Oregon Goodwill
Doug Mares, Oregon Department of Human Services
Shawn Martinez, SODA
Chris Mason, Addictions Recovery Center
Jay Matheson, Southern Oregon Education Service District
Michael O'Malley, VA SORCC
Dr. Jim Shames, Jackson County Health and Human
    Services
Rita Sullivan, OnTrack

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Southern Oregon Meth Project

3 year initiative project to prevent meth abuse

Link to SOMP Website

KOBI NBC 5/KOTI NBC2
Asante Health System
Charter Media
City of Medford
Harry & David
JELD-WEN Windows and Doors
Medford Fabrication
Merle West Medical Center
The ODS Compaines
OnTrack, Inc.
Oregon Health & Science University
Providence Health System
Sky Lakes Medical Center
United Way of Jackson County

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