Our Process

We use SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), a planning process for preventing substance use and misuse, as the foundation for our efforts. As part of our process, we identify key risk and protective factors that contribute to youth substance use, select substance abuse prevention strategies, implement environmental prevention strategies, and evaluate program impact. It’s essential for us to have a clear understanding of community needs so we involve our members in all stages of the planning and execution process to ensure our efforts are appropriate and sustainable.


Our Partners

  • Government
  • Faith community

  • Law enforcement

  • Culture/diversity

  • Businesses

  • Neighborhood groups

  • Education

  • Parents & Parent groups

  • Health

  • Youth

  • Social Services

  • Others

  • Community Board members


Our Funding

Denver Partnership for Youth Success is funded by a grant from The Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health to conduct a strategic assessment and planning process and implement evidence-based environmental prevention strategies in Denver.