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Irvine Community Drug Prevention

 PO Box 62554
 Irvine, CA 92602
[P] (949) 668-0775
[F] --
[email protected]
Wendy Bokota
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Organization DBA Irvine Prevention Coalition
Former Names Irvine Chemical People (1992)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 33-0084831 00000



Mission StatementMORE »

The mission of Irvine Prevention Coalition (IPC) is to support a safe and caring community through prevention strategies and services designed to encourage healthy choices.

Mission Statement

The mission of Irvine Prevention Coalition (IPC) is to support a safe and caring community through prevention strategies and services designed to encourage healthy choices.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $12,755.00
Projected Revenue $29,157.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Red Ribbon
  • Irvine Prevention Coalition

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Mission Statement

The mission of Irvine Prevention Coalition (IPC) is to support a safe and caring community through prevention strategies and services designed to encourage healthy choices.

Background Statement

Even in a community where many parents are involved in the lives of their children, one can never underestimate the value of reinforcing positive life skills in the classroom and providing community-based support services for children, youth and families. 

In the early 1980's, then First Lady Nancy Regan called communities to action to prevent drug use in the United States. Those groups that emerged were called "Chemical People" groups. The Irvine Chemical People formalized the group by forming a nonprofit agency, now called Irvine Community Drug Prevention (ICDP). 

After an off campus shooting in the early 1990’s, the city formed the Safe Community Task Force, which shaped the strategy of ongoing collaboration in Irvine. The county bankruptcy further challenged programs serving children and families. Irvine Prevention Coalition was formed in 1995 to ensure the continuity of vital prevention services in our community and safety nets for at risk youth. 

Funding from Federal, State and local sources supported the coalition over the next 15 years. This funding enabled ICDP and coalition partners to develop and implement school and community based prevention programs that were both research based and innovative. With the expiration of Drug-Free Schools Funding, ICDP and IPC continue as a volunteer organization with local funding. Today, ICDP collaborates with more than 60 partners to meet the needs of Irvine children and families. Key partners include the City of Irvine, Irvine Police Department, IUSD Guidance Resources, IUSD PTA, businesses and other nonprofit organizations. 

Impact Statement

ICDP's comprehensive strategies have proven effective in reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors for Irvine youth. In 2011-12, ICDP successfully completed implementation of a federal STOP Act grant to reduce underage drinking; provided technical assistance and support resulting in the passage of Irvine's Social Host Ordinance; and collaborated on city-wide Red Ribbon, Social Norms, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and Safe Celebrations campaigns in Irvine. 

In 2012-13 ICDP effectively transitioned from a nonprofit co-located at the school district to a free-standing nonprofit; with updated bylaws, redefined administration, board leadership and partner roles. ICDP conducted a comprehensive review of programs and community needs for setting priorities to maintain and develop community support and funding sources. The agency continues to build business, community, foundation and government partnerships to maintain and expand services.

Needs Statement

$10,000 for program supplies, printing and educational materials  for 2017 city wide Red Ribbon drug prevention campaign
$50,000 capacity building funding to develop organizational sustainability, including for Directors' compensation, strategic planning, and trainings/conferences
$5,000 funding to expand the Outstanding Supporters of Prevention event recognizing key contributors to prevention in our community in 2017, replacing expired grant funding

CEO Statement

Even in a community where many parents are involved in the lives of their children, one can never underestimate the value of reinforcing positive life skills in the classroom and providing community-based support services for children, youth and families. ICDP provides leadership in collaboration with Irvine Prevention Coalition Partners with programs and trainings to reduce substance abuse, violence and related problems among youth.

Board Chair Statement

Parents intuitively know they are the strongest influence on their children's choices in life, and research has born this out.
As President of ICDP and a parent, I am certain that children are more likely to make positive choices if home, school and the community work together to reinforce positive social norms messages.
ICDP spearheaded comprehensive strategies in our community that have proven effective decreasing alcohol and drug use and increasing school connectedness for our children. Irvine remains a safe place to raise children due to the combined efforts of ICDP, the Irvine Prevention Coalition and Community Partners.

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donations can be accepted online through Nonprofit Central. Donations by check should be made payable to ICDP and sent to ICDP, PO Box 62554, Irvine, CA 92602. We welcome volunteers and in-kind donations of office supplies, refreshments for meetings and events, and printing. For more information please call 949-502-7921 or email [email protected]

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
South Orange County
West Orange County
North Orange County
ICDP primarily serves children, youth and family in Irvine, CA. ICDP provides technical assistance for organizations throughout the county.

Organization Categories

  1. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Community Coalitions
  2. Health Care - Alliances & Advocacy
  3. -



Red Ribbon

The ICDP Red Ribbon program is a month-long awareness campaign promoting prevention education, awareness and social norms in the schools and the community. ICDP provides education and trainings for school prevention coordinators, web-based manuals and support materials with age-appropriate activities, and technical assistance. The Red Ribbon program also includes Pennies for Prevention, providing schools with resources and engages youth to support prevention in their schools.
Budget  14,000
Category  Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Citizen Participation Programs
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success  In 2012, 36 schools in Irvine participated in Red Ribbon drug awareness and prevention activities. 23 schools participated in Pennies for Prevention.
Program Long-Term Success 
California Healthy Kids Survey tracks our progress over time and has shown a consistent pattern among students in Irvine:
  • 30-day alcohol use decreased
  • Drug use decreased
  • School connectedness increased
  • Feeling safe at school increased 
Program Success Monitored By 
  • California Healthy Kids Survey
  • Feedback from IUSD PTA and school prevention coordinators
  • Feedback from Irvine Prevention Coalition partners, including the city and school district
Examples of Program Success  $20,700 was collected through Pennies for Prevention to support prevention in the schools and community.

Irvine Prevention Coalition

Irvine Prevention Coalition (IPC) brings together 60 partners to meet the Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drug and Violence (ATODV) prevention needs of Irvine children and families. These partnerships:
  • Facilitate resource sharing to reduce duplication of services
  • Provide a forum for innovative ideas, well-informed consensus, and community action
  • Access to experts and evidence-based strategies
  • Support of school and community-based prevention programs, awareness events and evaluation 
ICDP plans ATODV trainings, schedules expert presenters and facilitates meetings.
IPC meetings are free and open to educators, parents, youth, concerned citizens, businesses, government, faith organizations and other nonprofits serving youth and families.
Budget  2,000
Category  Community Development, General/Other Organizational Development & Training
Population Served Adults K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Member surveys indicate a high level of member satisfaction. ICDP/IPC has been an integral partner for the City of Irvine Strategic Plan for Children, Youth and Families. Members have expressed appreciation for the networking and collaborative opportunities. 
Program Long-Term Success  IPC has grown to include 60 community partners and maintains a schedule of 6 meetings a year with relevant trainings. Meeting trainings received positive response from key partners and coalition members.
Program Success Monitored By 
Membership feedback and survey
Examples of Program Success  Trainings for 2012-13 have included the topics Bystander Intervention/Bullying Prevention, Suicide Prevention, Science of Addiction, Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports, Support for Middle School youth.


CEO/Executive Director Wendy Bokota
CEO Term Start July 2017
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Wendy Bokota has a wealth of  work experience managing nonprofits for the benefit of children and the general community.  She has been a dedicated volunteer and community leader in the Irvine community for over 20 years.  Wendy's appointment as executive director was a natural transition after spending a year shadowing IPC's former director.  Wendy and the dedicated ICDP board members work to create more comprehensive prevention and intervention services in our community.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Nancy Colocino July 2012 June 2017
Debra Bianchi July 1992 June 2012

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Margo Allen Finlayson Transition Consultant Margo Allen Finlayson has an MBA from University of California, Irvine. She has over 25 years of management and marketing experience working in both the nonprofit and for profit sectors. Margo brings over a decade of experience working with Orange County nonprofits in youth development and ATOD prevention. 
Priya Chona Director of Operations --
Rita Karaoguz Director of Programs --


Award Awarding Organization Year
Heart & Soul Award O'Connor Mortuary 2014
Community Service Award IUSD PTA 2012


Affiliation Year
-- --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --


City of Irvine
Irvine Unified School District
Tustin Unified School District
Irvine Children Youth and Families Advisory Committee
Families Forward
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
UC Irvine
Irvine Valley College
Irvine Police Department
Orange County Department of Education
Orange County Fire Authority
Orange County Health Care Agency
Team Kids, Inc.
Pars Equality Center 
Ruby's Diner Woodbridge 
Human Options
Hoag Hospital Irvine
Kiwanis Club of Irvine
National Alliance on Mental Illness-Orange County
Tarbut V' Torah
Teen Savers Diagnostics
Youth Action Team 

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 60
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: 2
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 2
Male: --
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Becky Lomaka
Board Chair Company Affiliation O'Connor Mortuary
Board Chair Term July 2016 - June 2018
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Margo Allen Finlayson ICDP NonVoting
Wendy Bokota -- Voting
Priya Chona Community Parent Leader Voting
Nancy Colocino Ph.D. ICDP NonVoting
Leila Esfandiari Pars Equality Center Voting
Doug Everhart University of California, Irvine Voting
Rita Karaoguz -- Voting
Becky Lomaka O'Connor Mortuary Voting
Nancy McGinn Woodbridge Walk-In Urgent Care Voting
Julie Tapp Ph.D. Irvine Public Schools Foundation Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Pamela Barton-Erdahl Community Parent Leader --
Adam Buchanan City of Irvine NonVoting
Lichuan Chiang Irvine Unified School District NonVoting
Shiva Farivar Community Leader NonVoting
Sgt. Tom Goodbrand -- NonVoting
Steve Knollmiller City of Irvine NonVoting
Michelle O'Neill Irvine Unified School District NonVoting
Ryan Painter City of Irvine NonVoting
Lt. Cathy Scherer Irvine Police Department NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 7
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 8
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 67%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 80%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

The board has played a key role in post-grant reorganization to maintain program and service delivery and prioritize needs. The spirit and caring of committed board members drives the organization's activities and events. 

Foundation Comments


Standing Committees

  • Advisory Board / Advisory Council
  • By-laws
  • Executive
  • Nominating


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $29,157.00
Projected Expenses $12,755.00
Form 990s

2017 990-N

2016 990-N

2015 990-N

2014 990-N

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $13,937 $34,140 $7,197
Total Expenses $14,932 $30,851 $8,504

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
-- -- --
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense -- -- --
Administration Expense -- -- --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.93 1.11 0.85
Program Expense/Total Expenses 0% 0% 0%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue nan% nan% nan%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets -- -- --
Current Assets -- -- --
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets -- -- --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities nan nan nan

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets nan% nan% nan%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

Previously ICDP contracted with IUSD and other organizations to implement Federal grants in the area of substance abuse prevention and related problems. The current ICDP budget has been reduced with the expiration of all outstanding grant contracts.

Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s as well as consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.


Other Documents

IPC Brochure update (2017)

IPC Brochure (2012)

No Other Documents currently available.