The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America brought together leaders of national parent groups and drug prevention organizations to plan how a new generation of parents could develop a national parent movement to prevent youth drug use.
- In 1996, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America facilitated three two-day planning retreats. Participating organizations included:
- African American Parents for Drug Prevention
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving
- National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse
- National Association of Native American Children of Alcoholics
- National Families in Action
- National Family Partnership
- National Hispano/Latino Community Prevention Network
- National Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education
- Partnership for a Drug-Free America.
- The Coalition developed an organizational Memorandum of Agreement, outlining a common set of operating principles for the collaborative effort.
The Coalition did not convene the groups after the grant, but a number of the organizations continued to work collaboratively on developing a governance structure for the proposed initiative.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provided $50,000 in funding from August 1996 to January 1997 to support the effort.