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CADAV, Inc. (Community Against Drugs And Violence) is a 501-c-3, community based, non-profit organization in the Banks sub-division comprised of concerned citizens whose goal is to develop a sense of pride, dignity, and awareness in our community.
CADAV's mission is to combat drugs, street violence and social blight, thereby creating a safer environment for our children to grow, prosper, and become productive self-sufficient citizens. Monthly meeting are held every 4th Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. Scotlandville Library, 7373 Scenic Hwy @ 73rd Avenue.
Past activities have included nine (27) community-wide clean-ups in conjunction with the "Glad Bag -Trash Bash" and Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful Scenic "Sweep", hosting political candidate forums, annual Christmas parades, Juneteenth Parades, Fun Day in the Park, Neighborhood "HOLIDAY" Pageants where the "Ms Banks" queens are selected and crowned, Sidewalk J.A.M. Bible study in the park, youth lock-in workshops, tutorial programs, Louisiana's 1st SPARK Park, annual membership gala, adoption of a beautification corridor including request and acknowledgement of canal cleaning, street signs and repair, Entergy "Lights OUT" initiative and our neighborhood park bathroom facilities.
CADAV firmly believes that our continuous efforts will help to unify Baton Rouge and make a positive statement as to the urgent need for change. The organization was founded under the leadership and direction of Pat McCallister-LeDuff and Sadie Roberts-Joseph on October 7, 1993 along with thirteen (13) other founding members.
CADAV is in place to empower the residents; alleviate drugs, abandoned houses, and cars, run down businesses and other unwanted sites in our community, form partnerships to enhance educational and economic opportunities and, to reduce crime and violence in the neighborhood in which we live. In addition, we will disseminate information, address the request and concerns of the citizens and create activities that will attract our youth and promote a safe environment for our children, our senior citizens, and ourselves.
We, as an organized unit, feel that if the residents of the various communities are empowered, they too can take control of their own destiny and bring about positive changes in their own neighborhoods.
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