Community Based Prevention Services (CBPS) serves McIntosh and Pittsburg Counties. map
Lindsey Roberts, Director of Prevention Programs

Scott Welch, CBPS Coordinator

CBPS McIntosh & Pittsburg County priorities include

  • Underage drinking in Pittsburg County (strategies- social host advocacy)

For more information about substance abuse prevention please visit Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, or oklahomasocialhost.com

With partnerships between the ABLE Commission, McAlester city manager, McAlester Police Department, Pride in McAlester, we are achieving substantial change.

CBPS Services – (available to entire region)

Alcohol Compliance Checks (ACC)

With the help of area youth, RPCs ensure that local retailers are responsible with their alcohol sales through alcohol compliance checks (ACC). With the aid of law enforcement, ABLE officers, and the RPC, underage youth attempt to purchase alcohol. If the retailer completes a sale, they are subject to a fine, ticket, or incarceration.

Reward Reminder Visits (RRV) Tobacco compliance

Reward Reminder Visits ensure local retailers follow tobacco sales laws.  These visits serve to either reward a retailer for refusing a sale, or to remind them of the laws and regulation and offer a chance to answer questions and address any concerns. With the aid of RPC staff, underage youth attempt to purchase tobacco products. If the purchase is successful, the RPC staff meet with the retailer to discuss tobacco laws and ways to improve the retailer’s compliance.

Responsible Beverage Service & Sales (RBSS) training

Your RPC along with an ABLE officer will conduct multiple trainings throughout the year to area employers and employees of restaurants, bars, and wineries. Please fill out the form below to request training.