21 USC 1522 - Purposes

The purposes of this subchapter are
(1) to reduce substance abuse among youth in communities throughout the United States, and over time, to reduce substance abuse among adults;
(2) to strengthen collaboration among communities, the Federal Government, and State, local, and tribal governments;
(3) to enhance intergovernmental cooperation and coordination on the issue of substance abuse among youth;
(4) to serve as a catalyst for increased citizen participation and greater collaboration among all sectors and organizations of a community that first demonstrates a long-term commitment to reducing substance abuse among youth;

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(5) to rechannel resources from the fiscal year 1998 Federal drug control budget to provide technical assistance, guidance, and financial support to communities that demonstrate a long-term commitment in reducing substance abuse among youth;
(6) to disseminate to communities timely information regarding the state-of-the-art practices and initiatives that have proven to be effective in reducing substance abuse among youth;
(7) to enhance, not supplant, local community initiatives for reducing substance abuse among youth; and
(8) to encourage the creation of and support for community anti-drug coalitions throughout the United States.