Western Anne Arundel County Substance Abuse Prevention (WASP)

WASP is taking the sting out of Alcohol Crashes, Binge Drinking and Underage Drinking.

Our Mission

WASP aims to prevent alcohol and other drug use among youth, and promote safe and healthy behaviors.

Our Vision

Establish a safe and informed community without underage drinking or abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

Our Goals

  • Reduce underage drinking among youth
  • Reduce binge drinking
  • Reduce alcohol-related crashes
  • Develop and implement culturally competent, evidence-based, environmental prevention strategies

Our Strategies

  • Compliance checks of liquor establishments
  • Implement awareness activities
  • Educate parents, youth and the community
  • Provide media advocacy
  • Provide education to the community or your organization

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Areas We Serve


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Contact WASP

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Our Team

Coordinator Marcella Hare tcot@marcella@gmail.com

Chair Derrick Farmer runell21@hotmail.com

Co-Chair Daphne Simms dsims339@gmail.com


 Our Members Include

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AA County Board of License Commissioners AA County Community Action Agency AA County Department of Health AA County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families

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AA County Police Department AA County Public Schools Anne Arundel Community College Chesapeake Center for Youth Development

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Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Community Members Department of Juvenile Services Faith Based Services Hands of Hope, Inc.

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Maryland Highway Safety Office Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association

Pathways Treatment Facility The IMPACT Society Transforming the Community

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