What Is Communities That Care?
Communities That Care (CTC) is a risk-focused approach to reducing adolescent drug use and
violence through community mobilization and planning. Local citizens and community leaders
work together as the CTC for Youth Board to identify the risk factors that increase the likelihood
of problem behaviors developing, and enhance the protective factors that can shield youngsters
from problems. The risk and protective factors are used to implement a comprehensive plan to
step ahead of problems with far-reaching and long-lasting solutions.
The CTC Vision
Norristown Area Communities That Care for Youth (CTC) brings together community residents and leaders to prevent substance use and violence in order to secure a more safe, caring and educated environment in which youth can live and grow to be productive members of our community.
CTC Service Area
Norristown Area Communities That Care focuses on reducing risk factors for youth in the Greater
Norristown Area (East Norriton Township, West Norriton Township and the Municipality of Norristown) in
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
What's New at Norristown CTC
The Norristown Violence Prevention Initiative is gathering information from community members to get a clear picture of what Norristown municipality residents are feeling and thinking in regards to violence and gang involvement. We feel this is very important in light of the recent shootings.
Click here to share your thoughts by completing the survey. We will gather the information and present it to the community this summer. This is your chance to speak your mind and take a stand against the violence!
As you complete this survey, please keep this definition of a “gang” in mind: A gang is a group or association of three or more people who may have a common identifying sign, symbol or name, and who individually or collectively engage in criminal activity, which creates an atmosphere of fear and intimidation.
For more information on the Norristown Violence Prevention Initiative, contact Viviann Schorle at 610-630-2111 ext. 257 or email@example.com.
Have you heard about our Don't Smoke Your Future campaign? Read the English and Spanish information to find out how marijuana can impact your future.
Study after study supports the fact that parents are the most powerful tool in keeping their children alcohol and drug free. As parents, you do not need to spend money to accomplish this goal. It is spending time together that truly makes a difference. Not sure where to start? Click here to find out what other Norristown area families are doing.
Norristown Area CTC is committed to the prevention of substance abuse and violence in the greater Norristown area. You can anonymously report problem areas in your neighborhood by downloading the Hot Spot Report Form and submitting it to your local police department. This form is available for download in English and Spanish (Microsoft Word file). You can also e-mail the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org and the CTC staff will deliver it, confidentially, to your local police department. Note: Please be sure to save the completed form to your computer and then attach it to your e-mail.
|The Youth Subcommittee of Norristown Area CTC For Youth, in partnership with Norristown Area Fight Against Drugs at Norristown Area High School, replicated the national anti-drug media campaign highlighting local youth leaders at community locations with personalized messages. A variety of substance abuse prevention posters focusing on youth and parents are available in English and Spanish. To request a poster to be displayed at your community or business location in the Norristown Area, please contact Angela Bell at 610-630-2111 ext. 236 or email@example.com.
CTC Board Meetings
Norristown Police Athletic League
340 Harding Blvd.
Norristown, PA 19401
- July 9, 2013*
(*Note: The July board meeting will be a daytime board retreat at a different location.)
- October 8, 2013
CTC Steering Committee Meetings
3125 Ridge Pike
Eagleville, PA 19403
- May 21, 2013
- September 17, 2013
For a complete list of upcoming programs and events, visit the Calendar.
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