The Washington County D.A.R.E. Program is operating in it's 17th year. We are currently working with 5th and 6th grades in Avella, Bentworth, Beth-Center, Faith Christian, Fort Cherry, JFK, McGuffey, Ringgold and Trinity School Districts. Dates will be posted for the schools' graduation ceremonies on the site. The D.A.R.E. Program is sponsored by Sheriff Samuel Romano and taught by Cpl. Pat Puskarich.
We expect a better relationship between the school, parents, and this department, along with a tool for today's youth against violence and drug use. With classes dealing with ways to say no, consequences of using, dealing with stress, self esteem, peer pressure, and combating the media.