About the Rahway Prevention Coalition


Our History

The Rahway Prevention Coalition was founded in 2014 in response to the rising risk of substance abuse that currently faces many communities. The Coalition consist of individuals who are committed to increasing the effectiveness of drug and alcohol prevention. The coalition uses different strategies such education, environmental changes, policy changes, trainings, media and social norms, marketing campaigns, and advocacy to combat the threat of substance use and abuse.


Our Vision

The vision of the Rahway Prevention Coalition is to successfully implement evidence-based prevention strategies in order to safeguard the physical, mental, and emotional health of all members of our community, especially our youth. We endeavor to create a safe, secure, and healthy community in which all Rahway residents may live, learn, grow, and play.


Our Role

The coalition understands that it is vital for all components of the community to have a role in its enhancement. The coalition address the different components by involving 12 sectors of the community. The sectors of the coalition are Youth, State, County, Local Government Agencies, Health Care Professionals, Parents, Media, Clergy, Schools, Religious/Fraternal Organization, Other Organization Involved in Reducing Substance Abuse, Business, Volunteer/Civic Organization, Law Enforcement.