In February 2012, the City of Simi Valley, Simi Valley Unified School District, and Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District called for the three agencies to develop a focused, aggressive community action plan to help prevent the use of heroin in Simi Valley. The Task Force on Heroin Prevention was created to develop this coordinated, comprehensive community plan and develop recommendations for immediate implementation. With very strong and active community support, including hundreds who attended the February 13 City Council meeting, everyone is committed to doing all we can to achieve the goal of “Not One More.”
Listed below are resources for parents and people who want to get informed, get involved, get help, and get local information about heroin prevention.
Task Force on Heroin Prevention
Over the course of its six meetings held in 2012, the Task Force on Heroin Prevention developed a coordinated, comprehensive community plan inclusive of strategies to prevent the abuse of heroin in Simi Valley. Strategies to combat the use of heroin were developed by the Task Force for implementation. These recommended strategies were reviewed by Task Force representatives from the City of Simi Valley, the Simi Valley Unified School District, and the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District and presented in a staff report to the Task Force.
As a result of this review, a final report was developed that summarized the activities of the Task Force. This final report, Simi Valley Task Force on Heroin Prevention Summary Report, documents the Task Force’s strategies to be employed and the agency responsible for implementation of the strategy.
While the community plan is in place and the strategies are being implemented, the work of the Task Force has not been completed. The prevention of heroin abuse is the responsibility of the entire community, and public involvement remains crucial to the continued success of the Task Force. To get involved or get more information, please contact HeroinPrevention@simivalley.org.