The West Linn Community Task Force came together in 2010 when parents expressed concerns about teen drug use to West Linn High School Principal Lou Bailey. He responded quickly by sending a bold and pointed e-mail to every home in his school district. “Our school has a drug problem, and we need to do something about it,” Bailey said. He was quickly joined by hundreds of parents, by medical and mental health professionals, by educators, by law enforcement and legal practitioners, and by a wide-range of community leaders and other supporting non-profit organizations. This collaboration took off and has gained momentum ever since. Today, the West Linn Community Task Force is guided by a volunteer board of directors working with professionals from multiple fields to offer youth and parents support and help.
“Our school has a drug problem, and we need to do something about it.”