What is a Municipal Alliance?
A Municipal Alliance is a municipal level grassroots organization comprised of parents, community members, teachers, police, school staff, counselors, agency representatives, youth and others interested in the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. Created in 1989, The Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA) oversees the Alliances on the State level. GCADA receives money from the Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction Fund (DEDR) which is derived from fines that are levied upon people convicted of drug offenses. The money is granted to each county and then awarded to each municipality with a Municipal Alliance. The Alliances have a task to assess and implement drug and alcohol prevention programs based on the needs of their individual communities. Statewide, the Municipal Alliances exist in over 500 of New Jersey’s municipalities offering over 2000 drug and alcohol prevention programs, serving thousands of residents.
The mission of the Bellmawr Municipal Alliance is to help reduce substance, alcohol and tobacco abuse by working in partnership with the community and its resources to coordinate planning and education in order to offer opportunities for creating a healthy mind, body and outlook for the entire community of Bellmawr.
Our vision for the Bellmawr Municipal Alliance is to create a healthy, informed and educated community free of substance, alcohol and tobacco abuse.
Prescription Drug Drop Box at the Municipal Building
The public can safely and anonymously dispose of unwanted prescription medications by using the Bellmawr Police Department’s Prescription Drug Drop Box, located on the lower level of the Bellmawr Municipal Building, 21 East Browning Road.