About Us

Our Vision is to see DeKalb County citizens live in a safe, healthy, and drug-free community.

The mission of the DeKalb County coalition is to unite community leaders and citizens of DeKalb County forming strong partnerships across major community sectors with the goal of reducing substance abuse. 

This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

From left to right Morgan (11), Shelby (4), Drew , Jennifer, Laney (6)

Jennifer Matthews, CPSII, DPC Program Director

Email: Jennifer@DekalbCoPreventionCoalition.org

Jennifer graduated from Tennessee Tech University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology with a concentration in Child Development and Human Relations. She has served in the prevention field for the past 5 years before assuming the role of director for DeKalb Prevention Coalition in 2020. Her top priorities within the coalition are overseeing the day to day operations and reporting the progress being made in DeKalb Co to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services as well as youth functions and events. She is also a Certified Prevention Specialist, certified Responsible Beverage Service instructor and graduate of CADCA Academy. She lives in Cookeville with her husband of 18 years and their three girls. With a passion for serving others, Jennifer is dedicated to making our community a safer place.

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