A Regional Prevention Consultant (RPC) typically resides and works in one of the six defined regions across the state to provide customized services. The RPS seeks to ensure that services are informed by local knowledge, expertise, and cultural understanding of the area. We have found this approach helps build stronger community participation and ownership in addressing community issues. Through this approach, and providing access to prevention technical assistance and training, we support greater sustainability of community-based prevention efforts. Our unique structure also enables RPCs to serve as a link between communities and the state through RPS participation at various state level meetings. Our presence and participation both at the local community and state level help the RPS provide a coordinated and integrated approach to statewide technical assistance and training for substance abuse prevention and other related prevention efforts.