Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency (JACOA)
900 East Chester Street
Jackson TN 38301
Mission Statement
The mission of JACOA treatment programs is to provide outcome effective services to reclaim the potential of persons who have become addicts (dependent upon) alcohol and other mind altering substances. 
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Barry F Cooper M.S.
Board Chair Dr. Janet Furness
Board Chair Company Affiliation Union University
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1965
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $2,000,000.00
Projected Annual Revenue $2,036,000.00 (2013)
The mission of JACOA treatment programs is to provide outcome effective services to reclaim the potential of persons who have become addicts (dependent upon) alcohol and other mind altering substances. 
Background JACOA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency that was chartered in the summer of 1964 by three local citizens who saw the growing need for substance abuse treatment in the community. The charter was amended in 1970 to add the descriptive words “And Drug Dependency” to its official name. In the early 1980’s, JACOA moved to its present location on East Chester Street and began to offer residential treatment services for both males and females 18 years and older. At the present time, the Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency is licensed by the State of Tennessee (license #L000000009156-expires June 30, 2012) to provide Alcohol and Drug Residential Rehabilitation treatment (41 beds), Alcohol and Drug Non-Residential Rehabilitation Treatment (IOP) and Alcohol and Drug DUI School Services. JACOA offers a complete continuum of care, is co-occurring capable (CODC), and serves all of the counties in West Tennessee, and it will also accept service recipients from any county across the State of Tennessee.
Impact JACOA has developed a co-occurring capable program that is able to treat individuals with mental health disorders in addition to an addiction disorder. JACOA utilizes it's website to market it's services. Over the course of the last year, JACOA has served Tennesseans from 45 different counties. Last year, JACOA was awarded the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) program through a grant from the Governor's Highway Safety Office. The mission of this state-wide program is to provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving and other destructive decisions.
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Anyone can donate to JACOA's programs through our website, phone-in donations or make an in-kind donation.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Mental Health & Crisis Intervention / Substance Abuse Treatment
Secondary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Temporary Housing
Tertiary Organization Category Youth Development / Youth Development Programs
Areas of Service
Areas Served
JACOA serves all counties in West TN, but will accept residents from any county in Tennessee. Tennesseans from 45 counties accessed JACOA's treatment/housing programs in 2011.  The Tennessee Teen Institute program works with youth residing in any county in the state of Tennessee. 
Description The program philosophy of JACOA related to substance use/co-occurring disorder treatment and recovery support services is based on the following: (1) alcoholism and drug addiction are illnesses and are treatable. (2) Alcohol and drug abuse problems are spread through all sub-groups of the population and all socio-economic categories. (3) a comprehensive program for co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders must be planned and operated to meet the specific needs of the area population and be both visible and accessible to all persons without regard to age, race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic level or other individual characteristics. (4) a variety of treatment methods and approaches must be used and the program must be flexible in order to meet the treatment needs of each service recipient. (5) continuity of care is essential to an effective alcohol and drug treatment services approach. (6) a total needs approach is needed in the delivery of services to both the recipient and his/her family. (7) treatment is geared toward enhancing the integrity and dignity of the individual served. Areas of service intervention include assistance with life skills development, education on the addictive disease and related recovery and therapeutic intervention with both group and individual counseling. JACOA’s entire treatment program is based on a Twelve-Step model of recovery incorporated into a holistic approach, also incorporating the Hazelden’s evidence-based practice curriculums Living in Balance and Co-Occurring Disorders Program. Service recipients function in a twenty-four hour staffed treatment facility for re-socializing the individuals to constructive healthy behaviors and attitudes in preparation for community placement.
Budget 1700000
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
Population Served Adults, Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers, Homeless
Program Success Monitored By Program success is monitored by participants that complete the level of care predicated at the time of admissions and abstain from drug and alcohol use for at least one year post discharge-measured by follow-up phone calls at 6 month interval and 1 year interval.
Description The Tennessee Teen Institute is a five-day assembly to provide education and training in youth development, leadership and alcohol and drug prevention.TTI offers various formats of training including workshops, seminars, and activities that help young people grow to be strong, healthy individuals who will have the skills needed to make a difference in the community in which they live.Held on the Austin Peay State University Campus, TTI 2011 hosted approximately 400 teen leaders, adult advisors, and TTI staff.These participants leave TTI motivated not only to make healthy decisions in their own lives, but also committed to work so that others are making healthy decisions as well. The Community Action Team Meetings that occur at TTI require participants to use their imaginations and creative abilities to devise the strategies they will use when they return home and throughout the year for addressing substance abuse problems among fellow teens and in their home communities.
Budget 100000
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), At-Risk Populations,
Short Term Success Short term successes include: Increasing TTI participants knowledge of the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; increase participants knowledge of how peer pressure affects alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; completion of a community action plan; to change youth attitudes toward alcohol, tobacco and drug use; change in perception of social norms for alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; to increase participants leadership and communication skills; to create diverse groups to help develop cultural competence among the youth.
Long term Success The long-term goal of TTI is to delay the onset of underage alcohol, tobacco and other drug use of Tennessee youth ages 13-19 and to develop leadership and communication skills among the youth of Tennessee. A final long-term goal of TTI is the implement peer-focused environmental prevention strategies conducted in communities across the state of Tennessee.
Program Success Monitored By JACOA utilizes the services of an Independent Evaluator to develop a comprehensive evaluation tool to measure all service goals and objectives aspects of the program.There will be a pre-test administered to all camp participants upon arrival at TTI.There will then be a post test administered on the final day of the camp and a six month follow up evaluation administered online or at the TTI Reunion.The Independent Evaluator  inputs and analyzes all data gathered during the TTI program and provide summarized reports to the TTI for review.These reports will be shared with the TTI participants, Team Advisors, communities,  TTI Staff, and potential funders. There will also be daily evaluations during the week of camp to measure process outcomes pertaining to both youth and adults participating in the TTI.
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Janet Furness
Company Affiliation Union University
Term July 2012 to June 2013
Email jfurness@uu.edu
Board Members
Mr. Larry Anderson State of TennesseeVoting
Dr. Gary L Brummer RetiredVoting
Dr. Janet Furness Union UniversityVoting
Ms. Cyndi Hill University of Memphis at LambuthVoting
Mrs. Tracey Lewis Home makerVoting
Dr. Tom McDonald PhysicianVoting
Mr. Ben McLeary RetiredVoting
Mr. Tyreece Miller Jackson Police DepartmentVoting
Rev. Harold Montgomery RetiredVoting
Mr. Gerry Neese Golden Circle RealtyVoting
Mrs. Tammy Patton University of Memphis at LambuthVoting
Mrs. Stephanie Riley Raines DesignVoting
Mr. Mike Rowland Town and Country RealtyVoting
Mr. Ray Washington Regions Bank-Vice PresidentVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Mr. Ray Washington
Company Affiliation Regions
Term July 2012 to June 2013
Email ray.washington@regions.com
Youth Board Members
Additional Boards: Youth Board Members
Standing Committees
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Barry F Cooper M.S.
Term Start Aug 2004
Email barryc@jacoa.org
Full Time Staff 35
Part Time Staff 15
Volunteers 2
Contractors 4
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Under Development
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Million Dollar PartnerUnited Way of West Tennessee2005
Outstanding Youth Supporting AgencyTennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office2010
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2012
Fiscal Year End June 30 2013
Projected Revenue $2,036,000.00
Projected Expenses $2,000,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201120102009
Total Revenue$2,261,239$2,112,122$1,724,262
Total Expenses$2,279,406$2,100,958$1,823,032
Revenue Less Expenses($18,167)$11,164($98,770)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201120102009
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$109,983$112,915$118,527
Individual Contributions$7,454$70,681$3,514
Investment Income, Net of Losses$91,542$82,484($86,631)
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201120102009
Program Expense$1,998,887$1,834,978$1,573,101
Administration Expense$280,519$265,980$249,931
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.991.010.95
Program Expense/Total Expenses88%87%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201120102009
Total Assets$1,785,601$1,678,861$1,575,318
Current Assets$1,073,174$896,626$740,690
Long-Term Liabilities$20,000$20,000$25,000
Current Liabilities$455,246$330,339$232,960
Total Net Assets$1,310,355$1,328,522$1,317,358
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201120102009
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.362.713.18
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201120102009
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets1%1%2%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201120102009
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountAwards (Foundations & Corporations) $1,163,327Awards (Foundations & Corporations) $1,098,733Awards (Foundations & Corporations) $984,486
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountService Fees (Earned) $421,906Service Fees (Earned) $315,807Service Fees (Earned) $284,372
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountState of TN ADAT Fees (Earned) $276,838State of TN ADAT Fees (Earned) $244,000State of TN ADAT Fees (Earned) $282,875
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Dec 2015
Solicitations Permit
JACOA Char Sol Permit
Organizational Budgets and Other Documents
JACOA 2012 Budget2012
Nonprofit Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency (JACOA)
Address 900 East Chester Street
Jackson, TN 38301
Primary Phone (731) 423-3653
Contact Email info@jacoa.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Barry F Cooper M.S.
Board Chair Dr. Janet Furness
Board Chair Company Affiliation Union University
Year of Incorporation 1965

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