To increase awareness among the residents of prescription opiate and heroin abuse and addiction, aimed at reducing the demand for heroin and prescription drugs, creating programs to help educate residents about programs and resources available to prevent and treat addiction, and supporting the development of additional resources to treat and prevent addiction to and abuse of heroin and prescription drugs. Advisory in nature, providing its recommendations and findings to the Board of Freeholders.
“Representatives from various sectors of the community, including but not limited to county, state o local governmental agencies, business, media, education, law enforcement, clergy/religious, civic/youth/volunteer groups, healthcare, parents, youths under the age of eighteen, and additional individuals and organization identified as having input into the development of awareness, programs and resources. Freeholder Director and Freeholder who serves as the liaison to the Dept. of Health, or their designee, shall serve as co-chairs.”