H.I.D.T.A. commander awarded Public Citizen of the Year

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Source: Hidalgo County Public Information Office

EDINBURG – High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (H.I.D.T.A) Commander Juan Sifuentes was selected as the National Association of Social Work 2020 Public Citizen of the Year for the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley branch.

In a press release from Hidalgo County, Commander Sifuentes is also being considered for the state award.

Commander Sifuentes was awarded for the prevention efforts he has done by co-founding and spearheading the Prevention Awareness Team of Hidalgo County (P.A.T.H.), “a steering committee of area law enforcement, education, non-profit drug-free coalitions and support service agencies whose mission is to increase community awareness through outreach and training, and to educate the public.”

He serves as the Chair for P.A.T.H. and has coordinated several prevention events and conferences to train law enforcement officers, social service providers, victim service providers, medical personnel and educators.

He educates on substance abuse, prevention, intervention and treatment services, said the release.

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