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 27th Annual CPA "Leading the Challenge" Prevention Conference

Our CPA 27th Annual Conference is June 20-23, 2017

at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College PA

Registration for the 2017 Conference is now closed. 

For more information regarding CPA Membership, or to sign up, visit the CPA Membership pageNew online membership registration! 

If you would like to be an exhibitor at the conference, please fill out and submit the

Youth Conference and Rally Applications

Want to showcase one of your youth group’s great prevention initiatives and provide them with an outstanding training opportunity? Click here fClick here for details on the application processor details on the application process. Hurry! 

The deadline for 2017 has passed 

Apply for the PA Coalition of the Year Award

The deadline for 2017 has passed 

PCCD Scholarship applications for the 2017 Prevention Conference now being accepted

The scholarship application deadline for 2017 has passed
Award notifications will be sent no later than May 12, 2017. 

If you have applied for a scholarship, please do not register for the conference until AFTER you receive your notification. 

In order to expand the possibility of attending the 2017 CPA Conference to many agencies and coalitions that would not be able to attend due to lack of funding, the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PPCD) is generously supporting the conference by offering up to 50 scholarships.

What will the scholarship cover? 

  • All conference fees including optional Pre-Conference Professional Development Day (limited avail.) and Main Conference
  • Hotel expenses for recipients living more than 50 miles away from State College for up to 3 nights at the Penn Stater Hotel

Who’s eligible to apply?

  • No currently PCCD-funded agency is eligible
  • No one already registered for the 2017 conference is eligible to apply
  • Only one scholarship per agency/coalition 
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age
  • Preference will be given to applicants who apply to attend the entire Main Conference and Pre-Conference (while still available)


Do you know a great preventionist that you want to nominate for the Maggie Marcopul Award.

The deadline for 2017 has passed 

Stop Opiate Abuse Campaign

Commonwealth Prevention Alliance is seeking bids for a Project Director, Project Evaluator, Research Team and Media/Advertising Team for the STOP Opiate Abuse Initiative Grant ( Please click on the links above to read the each RFP.


Materials are available to educate parents, teachers, and family members and other caregivers about:

  • Risks of prescription painkiller and heroin use
  • Relationship between prescription painkiller and heroin use, and
  • What to do when you need help


Thanks to PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency 

for funding this campaign. 

CPA and our workgroup partners continue to develop FREE materials about opiate addiction and drug-abuse prevention that drug and alcohol professionals, including those involved with prevention coalitions, may download and distribute. 

For Stop Opiate Abuse materials, visit or click on one of the icons below: