Several years ago CNOA was asked to manage the Narcotic Educational Foundation of America also known as (NEFA). The request came from Mr. Henry Hall whose father started NEFA in 1924 as a non-profit, public, educational organization. Mr. Hall was the oldest active member of CNOA before his death at the age of 92, and spent his entire adult life educating the general public about drug abuse.
As CNOA continues to manage the Narcotic Educational Foundation of America, so will the tradition of educating children about the dangers of drug abuse. NEFA provides drug abuse information free of charge to any parent, teacher or member of the community who might have questions or concerns about the dangers of controlled substance abuse.
Due to the ever-changing drug trends in America, providing up-to-date information has always been a priority as well as a great challenge. NEFA researchers continue to review the overwhelming amount of educational information available to us, in turn, sharing the most dynamic and objective information with our members and the community. .
Additionally, the Foundation provides information/training for our members and other law enforcement personnel in the area of drug enforcement issues, helping to prepare them for the professional tasks they are confronted with on a daily basis. NEFA and CNOA also take pride in the relationship we have with the youth in our communities. In memory of Henry Hall and his lifetime work, NEFA and CNOA have initiated the Annual Poster Drawing Contest for 5th and 6th grade students throughout the State of California. NEFA and CNOA also sponsor the "Red Ribbon Week Essay Contest" for 7th and 8th grade students in California during the State's well-recognized "Red Ribbon Week". Both contests have the "Say No to Drugs" theme with an emphasis on the dangers of drug abuse. Winners are awarded a certificate for a U.S. Savings Bond toward the student's scholarship fund.
Awards & Scholarships
NEFA & CNOA recognize and award important achievements in the war on drugs.
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