History & Objectives
The South Central Prevention Coalition (SCPC) began in 1994 as a project of the Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment. The project was initialized to combat the prevailing alcohol and other drug abuse problems that were present in several low-to-moderate income housing developments in South Central Los Angeles. In 1999 the South Central Prevention Coalition developed into an independent program, establishing a Board of Directors and securing a non-profit status by receiving its 501(c)(3). SCPC provides services to families (adults and youths) in (10) development sites located along the Vernon-Central Avenue corridor in South Los Angeles in the zip code area of 90011.
The objectives of SCPC’s preventative program include:
Objective 1: To increase alcohol and drug policies in housing developments.
Objective 2: Decrease male involvement in drug use including trafficking, selling and manufacturing.
Objective 3: Increase academic achievement among high risk youth residents.