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  • Jobs, Benefits, and Business

    Includes veterans' benefits, starting and running a business, unemployment, County job openings, and selling to the County.

  • Law and Justice

    Includes the courts, most wanted, law enforcement, child support enforcement, sealing record, victims' services, and jury duty.

  • Building, Property, and Home

    Includes planning, building codes and permits, owning and renting a property, and property tax assessments.

  • Health and Family Care

    Includes child and adult health service, food stamps, foster care, mental health, in-home nurse, substance abuse, and child support.

  • Birth, Death, and Marriage

    Includes bereavement, certificates and vital records, and divorce.

  • Environment and Agriculture

    Includes air quality and burn days, garbage and recycling, sewer, conservation, and green energy financing.

  • Animal Services

    Includes adopting a pet, animal control, and local vets and shelters.

  • County and Government

    Includes information on the buildings, county, codes, departments, projects, representation, and voting.

  • Community and Recreation

    Includes activities and events, parks, museums, libraries, and volunteerism.

  • Taxes and Financial Reports

    Property taxes, business taxes, transient occupancy taxes, fines, and financial reports.

  • Transportation and Travel

    Includes passports, bus schedules, and road maintenance.

  • Safety and Emergency

    Includes forest fires and floods, emergency preparation, and emergency response.

Substance Abuse Prevention and Services

Program Goal

  • To prevent substance abuse and its related consequences by empowering community, families and individuals to adopt healthy behaviors.


  • We partner with community-based organizations, businesses, schools, faith communities, neighborhoods, parents, and lay citizens to: 
    • Access community conditions and norms that contribute to onset of alcohol and drug abuse.
    • Work collaboratively identifying the best strategies to reduce substance abuse.
    • Partner in implementation and evaluation.
    • Provide prevention information to individuals and organizations.
    • Engage the community, both youth and adults, in substance abuse prevention efforts.

Friday Night Live

  • FNL programs build partnerships for positive and healthy youth development, which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities while building skills in a fun and safe environment.

What are Developmental Assets?

  • Developmental Assets are the building blocks for healthy development that help youth grow up healthy, caring and responsible. Search Institute has identified 40 assets that strengthen youth – these assets have tremendous power to protect young people from harmful choices and encourage healthy ones.
  • The 40 assets are not revolutionary or complicated and they apply to all kids, not just children at risk.
  • They’re also powerful. Research shows that the more assets young people have, no matter what their background or socioeconomic level, the more likely they’ll be self-confident and do well in school; the less likely they’ll engage in dangerous or detrimental behavior.

Everyone can build assets, take a second and make a difference

  • Greet the kids in your neighborhood by name.
  • Smile at teenagers without expecting it to be returned.
  • Ask youth for their opinions; include youth voices in family and community decisions.
  • Recognize a child’s positive qualities – let the child know you notice.
  • Be aware of how powerful a role model you are (children do what you do, not what you say).

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Contact us

  • Kara Sutter: 530-889-7179
  • Tahoe/Truckee - River Coyote: 530-546-1924