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Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
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About Us

The Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) program leads and facilitates the delivery of a full spectrum of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services proven to reduce the impact of substance use, abuse, and addiction in Los Angeles County. Services are provided through contracts with over 150 community-based organizations to County residents, particularly the un- and/or underinsured. SAPC staff serve as technical experts and consultants to meet the needs of the public and contracted organizations in the field of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and abuse.

Administrative Services Division

  • Facility Management
  • Personnel Services
  • Procurement Management

Adult Treatment and Recovery Services Division

  • Oversees Management and Coordination of an Array of Treatment Programs Including:
    • Antelope Valley Rehabilitation Centers
    • Criminal Justice Programs, including DUI Programs
    • Drug and Specialty Court Programs
    • Collaborative Programs with Probation and Sheriff Department
    • LA County Network of Narcotic Treatment Programs
    • Networks of Community Assessment Service Centers
    • Family Services/Collaborative Programs with DCFS and DPSS
  • Management of SAPC Helpline

Contract Service Division

  • Contract Compliance and Monitoring
  • Drug/Medi-Cal Program
  • Contract Development and Processing
  • Training and Technical Assistance
  • Provider Budget Review
  • Web-based Contract Database

Finance Division

  • Budgeting
  • Grant Management
  • Billing and Payment Processing
  • Audit Compliance
  • Cost Reporting

Government Relations/Deputy Director’s Division

  • Communications
  • Grant Management and Planning
  • Leads SAPC Health Care Reform Readiness Initiative
  • Interagency Collaboration, including the following projects:
    • Los Angeles County Dual Eligibility Pilot Demonstration Project
    • LAC+USC Needs Special Assistance Patients Project
    • Los Angeles County Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • Legislative Analysis
  • Liaison for various Los Angeles County work groups and commissions
  • Staff support for the Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs

Information Systems Division

  • Network Operations, Design, Development, and Implementation
  • Electronic Data Collection Compliance
  • HIPAA Compliance

Office of the Medical Director and Science Officer

  • Monitor, analyze, evaluate, and interpret AOD related data
  • Conduct complex evidence-based research and epidemiological studies
  • Respond to data requests
  • Disseminate AOD data and trends through the creation of written materials, epidemiological reports, and scientific peer-reviewed journal articles

Office of Prevention and Youth Treatment Programs and Policy

  • Prevention System of Services include:
    • Environmental Prevention
    • Comprehensive Prevention
    • Friday Night Live Contracts
  • Youth Treatment Program include:
    • Program Planning, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation
    • Assistance with implementation of the Strategic Prevention Framework and utilization of evidence-based services
    • Work to Reduce Access, Availability, Social Norms and Community Conditions that contribute to AOD use and misuse among Youth