PERSON: H.M. Hancock, Director
OFFICE HOURS: Monday
- Friday , 8 AM– 5 PM
PROGRAM OFFERED: The purpose of Texas
STEP – Tobacco Enforcement (Statewide Tobacco
Education and Prevention) is to reduce the illegal sale
of tobacco to children and reduce children’s access
to tobacco. This is achieved by: (1) Training school-based
law enforcement officers and educators to educate children
on the dangers of tobacco and nicotine addiction. (2)
Training law enforcement officers to educate members
of local community coalitions, including retail tobacco
merchants, on the importance of reducing the illegal
sales of tobacco to children. (3) Training law enforcement
officers to be active participants in local community
efforts to reduce children’s access to tobacco.
DRUG PROBLEMS ADDRESSED: Tobacco
POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents,
tobacco retailers, law enforcement.
SERVICES PROVIDED: Awareness,
outreach, prevention and education.
TREATMENT STRATEGIES: Experiential
for law enforcement.
STAFF COMPOSITION: Program
director and technical assistance staff on site.
FORMS OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED: Certified funds, Government Purchase Order, State-funded.