The Obama Administration has made an effort to ensure that the public has the ability to provide input as it develops its policies. Community coalitions can post comments on the Citizen´s Briefing Book to help ensure that substance abuse prevention issues are at the top of the Administration’s list.
The Citizen’s Briefing Book allows users to share their ideas on the issues facing the new administration. Over 125,000 users submitted over 44,000 ideas and cast over 1.4 million votes. The best rated ideas are being gathered into a book and delivered to President Obama.
CADCA formally submitted white papers to the Presidential Transition Team regarding the Drug Free Communities program, the State Grants portion of the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities program, and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Information contained in these papers can be used to help coalitions develop their comments for the Citizen’s Briefing Book.