Pillar of Prevention Award 2015: Danny Trejo, Actor/Producer
September 21, 2015
“Everything good that has happened to me has happened as a direct result of helping someone else.”- Danny Trejo
Mark Varela, Director/Chief Probation Officer, Ventura County Probation Agency; Patrick Zarate, Division Manager, VCBH, Alcohol & Drug Programs; Danny Trejo; Supervisor John Zaragoza
On September 15, 2015, VCBH, Alcohol & Drug Programs, awarded the “2015 Pillar of Prevention Award” to actor/producer Danny Trejo. The award recognizes Danny Trejo's ongoing commitment and leadership in helping young people avoid and combat addiction. Danny Trejo spoke to approximately 100 young people at the Ventura County Probation Agency's Juvenile Detention Facility in Oxnard, CA. He uses his personal story of addiction, recovery and redemption to inspire youth who are incarcerated.