When did D.A.R.E. start?
D.A.R.E. was started in 1983 by Chief Daryl Gates of the Los Angeles Police Department and developed by Dr. Ruth Rich of the Los Angeles Unified School District as a substance abuse prevention program from for grades K-12. The program was piloted with ten offers assigned to instruct the curriculum at 50 elementary schools.
Today's program reaches over 30 million students. The program is so successful that it is now being implemented in 75 percent of out nation's school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world.

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1. When did D.A.R.E. start?
2. What is D.A.R.E.?
3. Who teaches D.A.R.E.?
4. Is D.A.R.E. working?
5. How is D.A.R.E. funded?