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Mission Statement
Drug Endangered Children Training and Advocacy Center

We are committed to providing the best evidence based training, technical assistance, and resources available to multi-disciplinary professionals, emphasis on first responders, whose job it is to identify and rescue children from dangerous drug environments by providing children with the services, resources and medical care they need to ensure their well-being.

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The Drug Endangered Children Training and Advocacy Center (DEC-TAC) Located in Butte County has been in partnership with CNOA since the training office opened in 2010. CNOA provides POST ID and STC credits for all attendees that complete the 8 hour DEC course. CNOA also provides multi-topic classes for Law Enforcement personnel all over California. For more information click on the following link: www.cnoa.org


National Alliance




Tomorrow, State, Tribal and Local DEC Alliances and professionals across the nation join together on DEC Awareness Day to educate their communities about the DEC Approach and how they can help drug endangered children.

The DEC Approach is multidisciplinary strategy to change the trajectory of a drug endangered child's life through a common vision
, ongoing collaboration between disciplines and ongoing change in practice and policies, all of which increases the likelihood of better outcomes for drug endangered children.

Click HERE to contact your State DEC Alliance leader to learn more and to see how you can get involved. For more information about the drug endangered children mission, click HERE.







HIGHLIGHTS from the recent California State Criminal Justice Profile:


In California, Byrne JAG state funding has assisted with numerous innovative initiatives and supports:

• The Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Training Program allows for DEC experts to train all the California Board of State and Community Corrections-funded drug task forces and other first responders on how to handle children found in drug environments. The DEC Training Program also provides staffing for a DEC Resource, Training and Technical Assistance Center for additional technical assistance for funded drug task forces and other first responders.


Click on the following link to see the rest of California’s Criminal Justice Profile.



Our instructors have years of field experience from an assortment of disciplines including law enforcement, Social Services, Probation, prosecution, code enforcement, medical, fire, Haz-Mat, schools, treatment, counseling and much more. Read about a few of our instructors and more of the courses we present within this web page.


       POST Certified 8 hour courses

       15 DEC elective courses including  Indian Courses

       In field training on case-by-case

       Website with resources

       Expert DEC witnesses

       Telephone/technical consult

New DEC TAC Brochure 


Officer Down Memorial Page





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