The Arizona Parents Commission on Drug Education and Prevention, also known as the Parents Commission, was created by voter initiative in 1996 and established by A.R.S. §41-1604.17. The Parents Commission receives funds from the Drug Treatment and Education Fund, established by A.R.S. §13-901.02, to fund programs that increase and enhance parental involvement, and increase education about the serious risks and public health problems caused by the abuse of alcohol and controlled substances.
The Parents Commission is comprised of nine members appointed to the Commission by the Governor to serve two-year terms. Membership consists of five parents of children currently enrolled in Arizona schools and one representative each from the education, county probation, prevention and treatment, and law enforcement professions.
The Parents Commission Subgrantees provide education about the risks and public health problems caused by the abuse of alcohol and controlled substances and increase and enhance parental involvement through a variety of programs including family skills training, local outreach and resource centers.