Fall 2017: AID Montana
initiated by Montana Attorney General – a comprehensive approach to addressing Montana’s substance abuse problem, through coordinated treatment, education, and enforcement.
Spring 2018: Uniting Stakeholders
SAC organizes Phase 1 Leadership Team for assessment and planning and engages community.
Winter 2018: Getting Started
SAC forms as companion to PROJECT SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD, an enforcement coalition substantially reducing the SUPPLY of illegal drugs and drug-related crime.
May 2018: One PAGE Plan written
Verbal Commitments made.
June 2019: Yellowstone County Assessment published
Clearly Yellowstone County has a substance abuse crisis. Interest grows and membership swells.
Jul 2019 – Sep 2019: Resource Mapping
Over 100 individuals and fifty organizations participate in 4 days of Sequential Intercept Mapping.
- Gaps and Resources Identified
- Community prioritizes next actions
Feb 2020: SAC Action Plan published
Interest grows and membership swells.
Mar 2020: Implementation Begins
Leadership restructured for Implementation. Two Tasks Forces work on action items in the plan.
Chairs equipped, work groups readied Formal MOUs
Work Groups start meeting
June 2018: First Funding
Coalition receives grant from Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Task Force
Oct 2019 – Jan 2020 Prioritization of Strategies
Strategies and actions determined based on need, expert input, community votes, do-ability, and potential impact. Nothing made the plan that did not have a champion.