About the Coalition


 In September 2014, the IMPACT NJ Coalition received a Drug-free Communities grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

It is one of only two statewide grants of this kind in the country.

The IMPACT NJ Coalition focuses on reducing alcohol and marijuana use among youth 18 and under throughout the state of New Jersey. Building from current and previous coalitions coordinated by NJPN, IMPACT NJ brings together state and local leaders who are dedicated to sharing their expertise and time as we work collaboratively to achieve our goals.

Partner Organizations

New Jersey Prevention Network

PNC Bank

Ocean First Bank

NJ Broadcaster’s Association

NJ Department of Education

YMCA Alliance

Drug Enforcement Administration

YMCA Alliance

Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services

Somerset Treatment Services

Office of Assemblywoman Angelini

Drug and Alcohol Director’s Association of NJ

Partnership for a Drug Free NJ

The NJ National Guard Youth Counterdrug Task Force

Army Substance Abuse Program

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Social Work

The Attorney General’s Office

The Alcohol Beverage Commission

Samaritan Center at the Jersey Shore

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Target Substances

The IMPACT NJ coalition focuses on underage drinking and youth marijuana use. The coalition addresses these substances by creating resources for youth and parents, by providing communities with the tools they need to create substance-free community policies, by supporting other drug free community coalitions and regional coalitions working in target communities, and by sponsoring statewide media campaigns designed to inform and empower communities.

How You Can Help
  • Become a member of IMPACT NJ.
  • Share your time and expertise with coalition members.
  • Connect local stakeholders with IMPACT NJ through coalition staff.

To learn more, contact NJPN at 732-367-0611.