national Family partnership
National Family Partnership, formerly the National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth, was established as a grassroots, nonprofit organization in 1980 by a handful of concerned and determined parents who were convinced they should begin to play a leadership role in drug prevention. Since its founding thirty years ago, NFP has devoted its efforts to the well-being of youth. Today, NFP is a national leader in drug prevention education & advocacy. Our mission is to lead and support our nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth.
Red Ribbon Week Campaign
The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Campaign™. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the abduction and death of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America.
GNO Drug Demand Reduction Coalition
Recognizing the serious nature of the drug abuse problem and that the time was right to address the problem in New Orleans, the Greater New Orleans Drug Demand Reduction Coalition (hereinafter the Coalition) was organized in the summer of 2011. Research and experience indicate that the most effective way to reduce drug abuse and its impact on society is through citizen-based coalitions that work together to implement a strategic plan involving prevention, treatment and law enforcement.