Logic Model

A roadmap for our prevention work

A logic model is a brief, logical series of statements that link specific problems to resources, strategies, and activities most likely to address them. In complex prevention projects with limited resources, logic models help stakeholders prioritize and align their efforts.

We support the development of these logic models in communities and grant-supported projects. An example is the logic model for the Partnership for Success project, which aims to curb binge drinking and marijuana use among Arkansas youth.

Sample Logic Model: Partnership for Success


Increased binge drinking among youth, with the highest increases among youth ages 16-17

Increased marijuana use among middle school and high school students ages 12-17


Easy access to alcohol through retail and at home

45% of youths live in one-parent homes, and the absent parent is inconsistent

85% of youth state that peer pressure is an issue within the community and school

Contributing Factors

Community Risk Factors: availability of drugs and alcohol

Family Risk Factors: inconsistent parenting pattern

School Risk Factors: low expectations for success

Individual Risk Factors: alienation, rebelliousness and friends who engage in problem behaviors


Implement an evidence-based curriculum program that will help prevent substance use among youth

Provide positive mentoring to youth ages 10-19

Target at-risk youth ages 10-19

Conduct positive community activities

Provide media education


Collaborate with the school system

Establish a youth coalition in the middle school and high school

Provide educational workshops about substance use among youth

Train teachers, volunteers and staff on areas pertaining to 10 skills: Coping/Social/Life Skills, Communication Skills, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Self-esteem and Goal Setting

Post on social media, create fact sheets, and generate radio and TV marketing to educate the community about substance use among youth

Conduct conferences and drug-free events within the community

Provide youth with positive adult mentors



Increase the relationship between youths, parents and teachers to provide positive support

Enhance grades among at-risk students to build their expectations and self-esteem

Increase youth decision-making skills, communication skills, coping skills and life skills that will assist them with everyday life and peer pressure.

Increase the knowledge within the community concerning substance use among youths

Build youth self-esteem

Provide youth with positive adult mentors


60% of retailers complying with policies

Increase the conversations between parents and youth about alcohol and marijuana use

Ongoing media plan implementation

Fewer youth will have favorable attitudes towards marijuana use and alcohol use

Schools begin to adopt alcohol- and marijuana-free prom and graduation policies


Decrease binge drinking and marijuana use among youths by 3%

Youth will have increased resiliency to high-risk behaviors

More youths will graduate high school without consuming any illegal substances