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Safe Communities

Coalition of the Red River Valley

Safe Communities Coalition of the Red River Valley is an organization that began as a DUI Task Force in 1982. The mission of the DUI Task Force was to identify factors contributing to drinking and driving and develop methods to counteract it. In 1984, the DUI Task Force evolved into the Traffic Safety Task Force. This Task Force was instrumental in drafting and securing support for traffic safety legislation and educating the public on seat belt use and passenger safety.

In the summer of 2001, the Traffic Safety Task Force further evolved, changing its name to Safe Communities Coalition of the Red River Valley and adopting the Safe Communities model. The mission of the Safety Communities Coalition of the Red River Valley is to decrease injuries and fatalities through collaborative and preventative partnership efforts. Safe Communities Coalition of the Red River Valley is a gathering of public and private agencies that share a common interest in injury and trauma prevention through resources, education and information to the ever-changing community.

The vision that supports the mission includes:
1) To educate and increase public awareness regarding comprehensive traffic safety;
2) to provide a resource center containing current data and information on injury statistics and prevention efforts;
3) to act as a liaison between local, county, state and federal agencies providing a base for communication, information and education; and
4) to maintain a safe community program within Cass and Clay counties.

Safe Communities Coalition of the Red River Valley Members
To learn more about membership in the Safe Communities Coalition, contact Robyn Litke at rlitke@cityoffargo.com or (701) 241-1341.