Our Mission & Vision

Who We Are

Our Mission

The mission of Partners in Prevention is to improve wellness and prevent substance use disorders and related health challenges in Hudson County and New Jersey.

Our Vision

To be a recognized health and wellness leader, creating a safe and thriving environment for individuals, families, and communities.

Our Core Values

Caring: Showing a sincere concern for others

Responsibility: Being accountable for your promises and actions

Inclusion: Creating a sense of belonging and empowerment

Our History

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Hudson County (NCADD Hudson) was established in 1988 as a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Its original name was Hudson County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in 1995 the name changed to NCADD Hudson and in 2002 the present name of Partners In Prevention was adopted. Our founding mission stated: The mission of Partners in Prevention is to combat and defeat alcoholism and drug abuse in the community through involvement, consultation, education, advocacy, and cooperative relationships with numerous organizations in Hudson County.

The agency was founded after the Hudson County Board of Freeholders identified the need for a non-governmental, county-wide organization to serve as a substance abuse prevention resource center. Community leaders, led by the Reverend Robert Alemy, responded by organizing the agency. Seed money to help launch the new agency was provided through grants from Hudson County and the New Jersey Department of Health.

Partners In Prevention works to prevent substance abuse in individuals, families, schools and the broader community, and serves thousands of individuals across Hudson County.


New Jersey Prevention Network

The New Jersey Prevention Network (NJPN) is a public health agency working to create healthier communities by reducing the burden of substance abuse, addiction and other chronic disease.

NJPN brings professionals together through focused networks supporting a variety of training and prevention programs offered throughout New Jersey. Our networks foster collaboration and leverage resources to enhance environmental strategies and targeted statewide services in the fields of substance abuse prevention, public health, addiction education, and military support. Working together, our network professionals implement best service practices and evidenced-based programs across the state, helping build New Jersey’s capacity to create stronger, healthier communities, families and individuals.

NJPN funds our Military Family Nights program, provides current training to PIP staff organizes the Prevention Thought Leaders Forum, and helps coordinates state-level funding grants such as the Regional Coalition.


GCADA - Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

GCADA was established to execute three core functions:  policy and planning; public awareness and education; and, the administration of the Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Program. The Council is an active and collaborative participant in the planning and coordination of New Jersey’s addiction prevention, treatment, prevention policy and services, both through the development of a Comprehensive State Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Master Plan, submitted annually to the Governor and State Legislature, and its Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Program, the largest network of community-based anti-drug coalitions in the nation.

The Council administers the State’s $10 million Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Program which is the largest network of community-based anti-drug coalitions in the nation with thousands of stakeholders serving on nearly 400 Alliances encompassing more than 530 municipalities throughout New Jersey.

The New Jersey Municipal Alliances are local planning and coordinating bodies established in all 21 counties to assess needs, set priorities, develop plans and implement programs that form the foundation of New Jersey’s substance abuse prevention activities.

Funding for the Municipal Alliance program comes from the Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction (DEDR) Fund. Fines collected from convicted drug offenders are placed into the DEDR Fund for the purpose of being returned to communities and used for local substance abuse prevention activities. Currently, Partners in Prevention receives support from the Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Union City, and West New York alliances.