About Us

NPC History
Founded in 1986, the Newtown Prevention Council (formerly the Newtown Substance Abuse Task Force) has worked on many drug prevention issues including:

  • revising the district drug policy
  • advocating for the hiring of substance abuse counselor and social worker
  • providing educational workshops for the community such as Parent Effectiveness Training

NPC Meetings
NPC holds five meetings per year, every other month on the third Thursday of that month, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. throughout the school year.
Our meetings are open to the public and we invite you to join us and become acquainted with our organization.
We Believe That Together We Can Make A Difference!

NEWTOWN PREVENTION COUNCIL MEMBERS
Members of the NPC work together to engage every relevant segment of the Town of Newtown in the development of a town-wide long-term strategy that

  • is designed to reduce youth and adult tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use/abuse and promote effective prevention, intervention, and treatment
  • assesses the needs and available services/resources, public and private, for-profit and non-profit, in the development of an effective strategy
  • increases public awareness of the scope and nature of substance abuse problems in the Town of Newtown
  • promotes public action and policies that increase awareness of substance use problems in the Town of Newtown
  • encourages the development of evidence-based programs related to substance use prevention, reduction, intervention, and treatment
  • promotes publication and policies that provide funding and support for evidence-based programs related to substance use prevention, reduction, intervention, and treatment
  • assists with oversight and coordination of funding to public and private, for profit and non-profit programs related to substance use prevention, reduction, intervention, and treatment
  • commits to full collaboration among agencies to provide effective prevention, reduction, intervention, and treatment