Mission: Creating a healthy community climate in lake county for youth and other residents that is free of violence and substance abuse while promoting health and wellness.
Programs: Distributed monthly newsletters & community event notices through social media, email distribution lists and attendance at public wide meetings. In 2016, the agency completed 24 environmental scans on alcohol & tobacco in stores throughout lake county. The past 30 day trend in alcohol use has dropped consistently for lake county youth from a high of 34% in 2006 to 14. 6% in 2016. New and revised behavorial health resource guides have been printed & distributed to law enforcement, hospital emergency rooms, and school social workers. 1850 were distributed throughout the county and is also available online. Be free lake conducted know the law classes & has instructed the class to over 360 youth/15 adults. Know the law books & dvds were distributed to community members at events throughout the year.