Coalition for Rocklin Youth (CPY)

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We are a Drug-Free Communities Coalition of Placer County. Since 2008, the Coalition for Placer Youth has been dedicated to reducing youth substance use in Placer County through prevention strategies that build and sustain community health and wellness. Until October of 2019, we provided direct drug and alcohol education and access to credible resources to empower teens, parents and other community partners.

Placer County Supervisor and Co-Founder of the Placer County Youth Commission, Jim Holmes; Placer County Health Education Program Coordinator and former CPY Director Christina Ivazes; the longest and one of original founding members of the Coalition for Placer Youth, former CPY Chairperson and founder of Core Connectivity Joanna Jullien; all celebrating the accomplishments from 2008-2019. The community changes and resources live on!

The coalition identified gaps in community resources through ongoing community assessment and provided advocacy to improve environmental policies and youth capacity. Strategies were focused in Rocklin along with  data collection in Rocklin. Currently the coalition is not operating but has provided a Prevention Toolkit that we welcome any and all to utilize. It is filled with local resources, including contact information and a road map for success in reducing youth substance use: Prevention Toolkit.

The Coalition for Placer/Rocklin Youth ended its grant funding on September 30, 2019.  Please refer to the Prevention Toolkit and this website to meet your prevention/wellness needs. The Prevention Toolkit has a host of resources and local contacts.

Meanwhile, the website continues to be maintained by the Coalition for Auburn and Lincoln Youth, Granite Wellness Centers, Coalition for Roseville Youth and Placer County Department of Public Health. This will ensure the community continues to have access to a growing body of resources.


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Our role in the community is to serve as a catalyst to challenge all community sectors to initiate, encourage and support prevention efforts that focus on building youth capacity.


Our vision is a healthy Rocklin community free of youth substance use where parents are informed and empowered and youth feel valued and supported.


Sustainability to Reduce Youth Substance Use. Please see the Prevention Toolkit we have developed for Rocklin partners to utilize now that grant funding has ended and the coalition is no longer operating. Raising Placer and our many sustainable strategies contained in the Toolkit continue to provide resources:  Coalition Toolkit. Granite Wellness, the Coalition for Auburn and Lincoln Youth, Coalition for Roseville Youth and Placer County Public Health, among other partners, will continue to maintain the Raising Placer website as the primary resource for youth substance use prevention resources in Placer County. 

Leadership & Partners

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  • Chairperson – Joanna Jullien
  • Director/Coordinator – Christina Ivazes
  • Secretary – Carol Pettit
  • Photographer – Sharon Hoyt, Sharon Hoyt Photography

Leadership Committee

  • Youth – Catherine Colella, Placer County Youth Commission, California Youth Council
  • Parents – Kate Hay
  • Business – Sharon Hoyt
  • Media – Joanna Jullien, Core Connectivity
  • Youth Serving Organizations – Mike Mason, Kids First
  • Law Enforcement – Rocklin Chief of Police Chad Butler
  • Civic/Volunteer Organizations – Al Moody, NCORCA, Roseville P.D.
  • Religious/Fraternal Organizations – Dan Britton, 180 Church
  • Healthcare Professionals – Jeremiah Aja, Wellness Together

Coalition Advisory

  • Executive: Joanna Jullien, Christina Ivazes, Dixie King (Evaluator)
  • Prescription Drug Take Backs: Al Moody
  • Youth: Catherine Colella
  • Media: Joanna Jullien
  • Events: Leigh Arevalo
  • Athlete Committed: Christina Ivazes
  • 180 Church
  • Auburn Hip Hop Congress
  • Campaign for Community Wellness
  • Coalition for Auburn and Lincoln Youth
  • Core Connectivity
  • CoRR – Community Recovery Resources
  • Farm Fresh to You
  • Friday Night Live
  • Kids First
  • Latino Leadership Council
  • Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resource Center
  • Panera Bread
  • Placer County Children’s System of Care
  • Placer County Environmental Engineering
  • Placer County Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Advisory Board
  • Placer County Office of Education
  • Placer County Public Health
  • Placer County Sheriff’s Department
  • Placer County Youth Commission
  • Pro Youth & Families, Inc.
  • Recovery Happens
  • Rocklin High School
  • Rocklin Parks and Recreation Department
  • Rocklin Police Department
  • Rocklin Unified School District
  • Rx Drug Safety Placer Nevada
  • Sagent Marketing, Inc.
  • Sharon Hoyt Photography
  • Sierra College
  • South Placer Teen Center
  • Starbuck’s
  • St. Matthew Lutheran Church
  • Tahoe Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence
  • Team Giving
  • TLC, Inc. – Transforming Local Communities
  • Victory High School
  • Wellness Together
  • Whitney High School
  • William Jessup University

Hashtag campaign: #IMadeTheBetterChoice  

The videos were produced by youth coalition member Shawn Wang.

Community Outcomes & Reports

Overall Impact

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Rocklin Community Report Cards

Rocklin Student Surveys

Placer County Outcomes

We encourage you to explore Placer County’s Community Health Dashboard

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