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The Prevention Project

The Prevention Project is a coalition of advocates promoting governmental adoption of a "prevention model" for improving a broad range of social outcomes, while also addressing government budget deficits by reducing the expenses associated with costly problems (e.g., incarceration, substance abuse) and improving economic success (e.g., promoting high school graduation, preventing teenage pregnancy). To date, the Prevention Project has written a white paper and coordinated two congressional briefings that have detailed the benefits of preventative programs and how to effectively scale up the implementation of evidence based practices.


We invite community members supporting this mission to join in this effort. Members of the Prevention Project regularly receive email updates about the group's progress and ask for members' input on the direction of the group. Members are also invited to play a more active role by helping to develop resources (e.g., fact sheets), speaking at briefings, or contacting their legislators about upcoming briefings. An interested individual's initial step for getting involved is as simple as signing up for the Prevention Project listserv. From there, it is up to the individual how involved they choose to be in the ongoing activities of the group. We welcome your involvement, no matter how big or small.  For more information or to request to join the listserv, please contact Taylor Scott ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). You may also find the mission statement and other information on the  website ( or follow the Prevention Project on Twitter , Facebook , and YouTube.