Jeff Inman, the school district’s Prevention/Intervention Center coordinator, has been honored as one of the first Cobb County Substance Abuse Prevention Champion awards winners. The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce and Cobb Community Collaborative Drug-Free Communities Support Program honored Inman and a select group of other prevention champions at a special reception March 31.
Attendees were treated to a reception and opportunity to mingle and visit with exhibitors from various public health, safety and community prevention groups. Joshua Luster, Kennesaw University Student, read letters sent to the group by Governor Sonny Perdue and Senator Johnny Isakson, encouraging, recognizing and appreciating local efforts to reduce substance abuse which is of concern to governments and citizens alike. The event’s purpose was to awareness of community substance abuse problems and shined a spotlight on individuals and organizations implementing local solutions with measurable success.
Jeff Inman has promoted drug and alcohol prevention programs in Cobb for 17 years. The district’s Prevention/Intervention Center provides drug and violence prevention programs, student leadership development, conflict resolution programs and crisis intervention for students and employees in every Cobb school and facility. More information is available on the program Web site.