Decatur Prevention Initiative is a non-profit organization with over 25 years of providing
quality, data-driven substance misuse prevention and mental health promotion services to Decatur youth and families.
Promote a healthy Decatur, free of the negative effects of alcohol and other drugs on youth and families.
Systematically implement evidence-based strategies to promote the behavioral health of youth and families.
MEET OUR TEAM
Ms. Moore has provided prevention services and
professional training for 36 years, first as the then
newly created position of substance abuse prevention specialist for Dekalb County Mental Health Services and the last three decades as a community-based prevention specialist.
Her primary focus has been on providing prevention
services for children and families affected by
substance abuse. Her trainings for other prevention
professionals are highly acclaimed for her breadth of
experience and her common-sense approach to
very difficult issues. She was recognized in 2011 as a Pioneer in Prevention by
Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health.
Delores "Dee" Anderson
Parent Outreach Coordinator
Mrs. Delores “Ms. Dee” J. Anderson was Technical Advisor and Facilitator for five years with the
Decatur Housing Authority's parent task force,
the Decatur Prevention Initiative,
and is currently an active volunteer with the DeKalb Initiative for Children and Families (DCIF). She served 10 years as
Director of Community Based Processes and a
Prevention Education Trainer at the Council on Alcohol and Drugs (TCAD). She has done extensive work in the area of program development and implementation for youth at risk and their parents. Mrs. Anderson received the 2010 State of Georgia Pioneer Prevention Award.
Youth Development Coordinator
Marnie has worked with youth and families for
the past twenty years in a variety of settings
including child protective services, hospital settings,
hospice and schools. Since moving to Decatur in 2014, Marnie has developed a deep interest in community mental health.
DPI is a great landing place for Marnie seeing as
mental health and drug and alcohol usage
can be linked together.
As the youth development coordinator,
Marnie leads the Decatur Youth Action Team,
attends Georgia Teen Institute and teaches the
All Star Core program at Renfroe Middle School.
Decatur Parents Network
DHA Community Mobilization Action Team
Georgia Department of Labor
City Schools of Decatur
DPI Youth Action Team
Decatur Housing Authority &
DHA Teens in Action
City of Decatur Active Living Department
LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES
City of Decatur Police Department
CIVIC & VOLUNTEER GROUPS
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Center for Maternal Substance Abuse and Childhood Development,
Licensed Social Workers
STATE, LOCAL OR TRIBAL AGENCIES WITH EXPERTISE IN THE FIELD OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE
DeKalb County Juvenile Court
City of Decatur Fire & Rescue
OTHER ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED IN REDUCING SUBSTANCE ABUSE