Municipal Alliance for the Prevention of Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Human Services Division


 

Maggie Vaughan, County Coordinator
Victoria Yuhasz, Administrative Assistant
Tele: 856-935-7510 ext. 8449   Fax: 856-935-8483

 

Municipal Alliance - It Doesnt Get More Local

MAPSA is always looking for new volunteers – if you’re interested in either an active or an associate membership with your local alliance, please contact June at june.sieber@salemcountynj.gov.

The Municipal Alliance is a network of community-based prevention programs found throughout New Jersey’s 21 Counties It was created for grassroots volunteers to have the opportunity to develop programs and implement activities to address specific substance abuse problems in their communities.

Throughout the state, Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction (DEDR) funds are collected by fines imposed for drug-related offenses. The Governor’s Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (GCADA) utilizes these funds to issue grants to each county in New Jersey.

The County Alliance Coordinator oversees and provides support & technical assistance to twelve (12) Municipal Alliances, representing all fourteen (14) municipalities in Salem County, with the oversight of the County Alliance Steering Subcommittee (CASS), which meets quarterly. Every alliance plans and implements substance abuse prevention programs for their community using DEDR funds and matched funds as well as monies raised through local fundraising efforts.

Just some of the programs MAPSA helps support include GREAT, Red Ribbon Week, Project Graduation, Senior Citizen Education, peer leadership & mentoring programs, as well as other alcohol & drug-free alternatives, i.e. dances, movie nights and family/community-wide events, like as National Night Out .

Salem County Municipal Alliances
Alloway – Lindsey Riggins
Carneys Point/Penns Grove – Leslie Wright
Elmer – David Repenning
Elsinboro – Bethany Harris and Coni McAllister
LAC – Beth Munyon and Lisa Prouse Duffield
Oldmans – Kelley Piel
Pennsville – Michele Yangello
Pilesgrove/Woodstown – Chris Snyder
Pittsgrove – Gabriele Heyel / Jessica Baker
Quinton – Stu Potter
Salem City – Kristi Baese
Upper Pittsgrove – Tiffany Sciorillo

As a part of each multi-year funding cycle, municipalities conduct a Needs Assessment of their community in order to assist in the selection of programs and activities. All alliance activities are evaluated and considered for future programming.

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More information on the Municipal Alliances can be found at
http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/gcada/