Substance Abuse Prevention Services

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 Program Overview

The Kitsap County Substance Abuse and Prevention program (KCSAAP) was first established by the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners in 1990 to develop substance abuse prevention resources and to support and assist with the coordination of existing prevention programs and services for youth, their families, schools, and communities. Our work and programs are supported by the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions and community partners. You can learn more about the Bremerton and North Kitsap coalitions by attending an event or prevention coalition meeting.

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, division of Behavioral Health and Recovery provides funding for Coalitions as part of the Community Prevention & Wellness Initiative which focuses on the limited prevention resources to communities and provides long-term support for positive community change.

 News & Events

The Kitsap County Commission on Children and Youth is requesting proposals for public matching dollars from Organizations and/or Youth Serving Agencies who are working to prevent and reduce the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) through building resiliency in youth ages birth to eighteen in Kitsap County. Read the full announcement and find details about submitting a proposal at 2024 Request for Proposals - Building Childhood ResiliencyResponse deadline is Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). 1 in 10 teens will experience dating violence throughout the United States. Together we can raise awareness about teen dating violence and promote safe and healthy relationships, and provide support for victims. Find more information and toolkits to help break the cycle of abuse by visiting

Feburary is national teen dating violence (in organge) awareness month image has a gray background and three circles in orange the first has a white ribbon, the second a heart and the third a handprint.

 Check out the My Shoes, My Story project


 Need help?

Kitsap1 is your first call for County services and questions.

Call 360.337.5777 or email
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Questions about Substance Abuse and Prevention Services? Contact Deanne Jackson, Program Coordinator via email at or call 360-337-4878

Or contact Laura Hyde, Program Supervisor via email at or call 360-337-4879


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