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About TIP the Scale

TIP the Scale, a parent communication campaign, is very much a community effort aimed at involving parents in changing local attitudes and behaviors to prevent underage drug use with a focus on alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco (including vaping).  TIP stands for Talking Improves Parenting. The goal is to encourage parents to do their part to help TIP the Scale to stop underage drinking and drug use in Iroquois County by:

  • communicating with their teens that underage alcohol and drug use is both illegal and harmful
  • setting clear rules/enforcing consequences regarding underage alcohol and drug use 
  • and not providing alcohol or drugs for teens.

You Can Get Involved Too

It takes a county to raise a child.  Please e-mail us for more information.

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Recent News

JJC Meeting: September 15, 2021

The Juvenile Justice Council of Iroquois County will be holding a meeting in conjunction with the Iroquois County Opioid Coalition…

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Prevention is a Homerun at Summer Baseball Games!

As summer draws to an end, TIP the Scale would like to recognize parents and local baseball leagues for promoting…

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Tune in to 94.1 WGFA at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, August 13th to hear Monna Ulfers represent the Juvenile Justice Council of Iroquois County

Monna Ulfers is a longtime alderwoman for the city of Watseka. She will be providing helpful TIPs for how families…

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Juvenile Justice Council of
Iroquois County Member Agencies

Central Community Unit School District #4 • Christ Lutheran High School • Cissna Park Community Unit School District #6 • Clove Alliance for Hope and Healing • Crescent-Iroquois Community Unit School District #249 • District #21 Illinois State Police • Donovan Community Unit School District #3 • George Cuonzo • Gibson Hospital & Health Services • Gilman Nursing Home • Harbor House • ILNG Counterdrug Task Force Illinois State Police – Vermilion County MEG • Iroquois Community Care Services • Iroquois County Chamber of Commerce • Iroquois County City Municipalities • Iroquois County Community Unit School District #9 • Iroquois County Coroner’s Office • Iroquois County Emergency Management Agency • Iroquois County Opioid Coalition • Iroquois County Parents • Iroquois County Probation Department • Iroquois County Public Health Department • Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department • Iroquois County State’s Attorney’s Office • Iroquois County Youth • Iroquois County Youth Center •  Iroquois Memorial Hospital • Iroquois Mental Health Center •  Iroquois West Community Unit School District #10 • Iroquois-Kankakee Regional Office of Education • Milford Area Public Schools District #124 • Nexus Family Healing - Onarga Academy • Prairie State’s Christian Camp • Robinson Chiropractic • St. John Lutheran School • St. Paul Lutheran School • The Garage in Gilman • Times-Republic Newspaper • Trinity Church - Celebrate Recovery • United Way • University of Illinois Extension Office - Ford-Iroquois • Volunteer Services: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren • Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce • Watseka Kiwanis Club • Watseka Masonic Lodge • Watseka Park District • WGFA Radio Station • Local police departments in Ashkum, Buckley, Cissna Park, Clifton, Gilman, Milford, Onarga, Sheldon, Watseka and Woodland

To contact TIP the Scale, please email us at:

spree@co.iroquois.il.us

jmctaggart@co.iroquois.il.us