What is a Municipal Alliance?
A Municipal Alliance is a municipal level grassroots organization comprised of parents, community members, teachers, police, school staff, counselors, agency representatives, youth and others interested in the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. Created in 1989, The Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA) oversees the Alliances on the State level. GCADA receives money from the Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction Fund (DEDR) which is derived from fines that are levied upon people convicted of drug offenses. The money is granted to each county and then awarded to each municipality with a Municipal Alliance. The Alliances have a task to assess, develop and implement drug and alcohol prevention programs that are based on the needs of their individual communities. Statewide, the Municipal Alliances exist in over 500 of New Jersey’s municipalities offering over 2000 drug and alcohol prevention programs, serving thousands of residents. Locally, Cape May County has seven Municipal Alliances encompassing 14 Municipalities and offering over 70 prevention programs.
Woodbine Municipal Alliance supports the following programs through full or partial funding.
School Based Initiatives ::
Drug and alcohol awareness in-class lessons and assemblies.
Peer Leadership ::
Drug and alcohol awareness activities
Youth Group ::
Program provides a series of ATOD awareness lessons to ongoing community youth groups. Topics include effects of alcohol consumption, drugs of abuse, health effects, refusal skills, peer pressure, staying drug free, and making better choices.
For more information, contact:
Municipal Alliance Coordinator
501 Washington Avenue
Woodbine, NJ 08270
Residents are always welcome to become volunteers and/or attend the quarterly meetings to find out more about the program: The Woodbine Municipal Alliance Committee meets Quarterly. Please call for next meeting date.