Jefferson County Communities That Care

place Arvada, Colorado, USA


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Jeffco CTC's mission is - in partnership with youth - to improve health, safety, and wellness in Jefferson County.

What We Do

A youth-centered, county-wide coalition, Jefferson County Communities That Care (Jeffco CTC) was established in 2016, although its history dates back to 2012 as the Jeffco Connections Prevention Subcommittee. Originally based in Jefferson County Public Health, Jeffco CTC became a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC) in 2023.

Rooted in data, including from the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS), Jeffco CTC's annual Youth Town Hall, and other community-based surveys, the coalition focuses on a collaborative community change process that utilizes the principles of prevention science. The coalition is currently focused on three priorities, identified from previous HKCS and Youth Town Hall data: preventing substance misuse; interpersonal violence, including relationship violence and sexual assault; and addressing feelings of hopelessness and anxiety among youth. Jeffco CTC works to increase protective factors, enhancing resilience and well-being, and decrease risk factors, which can increase the likelihood of challenges and/or negative outcomes for youth within the community.


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