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(a) Money deposited in the county alcohol abuse education and prevention fund pursuant to Section 1463.25 of the Penal Code shall be jointly administered by the administrator of the county's alcohol and other drug program and the county office of education subject to the approval of the board of supervisors and the county office of education. A minimum of 33 percent of the fund shall be allocated to primary prevention programs in the schools and community. Primary prevention programs developed and implemented under this section shall emphasize cooperation in planning and program implementation of alcohol abuse education and prevention among schools and community alcohol and other drug abuse agencies. Coordination shall be demonstrated through an interagency agreement among county offices of education, school districts, and the county alcohol and drug program administrator.

(b) Programs funded, planned, and implemented under this section shall emphasize a joint school-community primary education and prevention program that may include:

(1) School and classroom-oriented programs, including, but not limited to, programs designed to encourage sound decisionmaking, an awareness of values, an awareness of alcohol and its effects, enhanced self-esteem, social and practical skills that will assist students toward maturity, enhanced or improved school climate and relationships among all school personnel and students, and furtherance of cooperative efforts of school- and community-based personnel.

(2) School- or community-based nonclassroom alternative programs, or both, including, but not limited to, positive peer group programs, programs involving youth and adults in constructive activities designed as alternatives to alcohol use, and programs for special target groups, such as women, ethnic minorities, and other high-risk, high-need populations.

(3) Family-oriented programs, including, but not limited to, programs aimed at improving family relationships and involving parents constructively in the education and nurturing of their children, as well as in specific activities aimed at preventing alcohol abuse.

(c) The money deposited under subdivision (a) shall supplement and not supplant any local funds made available to support the county's alcohol abuse education and prevention efforts.

(d) If the county has a drug abuse primary prevention program, it may choose to combine or coordinate its drug and alcohol abuse education and prevention programs.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 862, Sec. 70.)