Coalition of the Year Award

The Annual PA Coalition Prevention Initiative of the Year (CPIY) Award is offered by the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) in partnership with the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance, and the Prevention Coalition AdvisoryCouncil of PA (PCAC) and coordinated by the EPISCenter at Penn State University.

2020 Coalition of the Year Award Nominations Now Open

The goal of this award is to recognize successful community coalitions that have utilized an innovative and creative primary prevention initiative/strategy to achieve strong community-level outcomes related to increasing positive youth behaviors by addressing the underlying causes. The program, practice, or environmental strategy must be part of a risk-focused, data-driven, decision-making process that prioritizes goals, strategies and desired outcomes.

The 2020 Coalition of the Year winner will receive:
  • Full CPA Conference Registration, June 9 – 12, 2020, with three nights lodging, valued at approximately $951.00, in State College (1 person)
  • A CPA membership for one year, valued at $50.00 (reimbursed to winner).
  • Award presentation and recognition on Friday, June 12, during the morning plenary of the CPA Conference.
  • Recognition on CPA website and social media outlets.

March 30, 2020 – Intent to Apply Requested
Applicants are requested, but not required, to submit an Intent to Apply to

April 20, 2020 – Applications Due
Application PowerPoint presentations should be submitted to

2019 Coalition of the Year

2019 Coalition of the Year -Chambersburg

2019 Chambersburg Cares

Chambersburg COY 2019

Director of Programming, Christy Unger, and Coalition Coordinator, Shannon Lee with award presented to Chambersburg Cares. (missing from photo – Karen Johnston, Executive Director)

Past Winners

karns city communities that care

2018 Karns City Communities that Care

2011 – Delaware County Communities That Care Network

2012 – Unified Family Services Systems of Bedford County

2013 – Erie Policy and Planning Council for Children and Families

2014 – Mercer County Communities That Care

2015 – Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care

2016 – Clarion County Family Net

2017 – Council Rock for Healthy Youth Development