· Nearly 40 percent of all felony prosecutions include methamphetamine offenses
· Approximately one in three Adult Probation cases involve methamphetamine
· Nearly one in five Juvenile Probation cases involve methamphetamine
· The Department of Human Services estimates that about 40 percent of cases
where children are removed from the home involve methamphetamine
· Nearly one in three residents who visit the emergency room at Kern Medical Center
have used methamphetamine at least once in their lives
· An increasing number of domestic violence case involve methamphetamine use
Methamphetamine is not just a law enforcement problem; meth is a community problem—
and it takes an entire community coming together to solve the problem.
The Meth Task Force is working with law enforcement, public agencies, schools, faith-based
organizations, service clubs and neighborhood groups to reduce meth use and make our communities
safer. The Task Force:
- Conducts town hall meetings to raise local awareness and gain local support;
- Works to increase the number of Neighborhood Watch sites operating in Kern County; and
- Supports the efforts of local communities to plan strategically to reduce meth use.
For information about how to become a member of the Public Safety Subcommittee, or to request a
community presentation, contact:
Alicia Menta, Kern County Mental Health, email@example.com; 661-868-6101.