The Warren advocacy team is a combination of prevention specialists, people in long term recovery, families in recovery and of loss, and young people that focus on bringing the urgency of addiction and solutions to the public. The team has done a tremendous job building relationships with local law enforcement with the help of people in recovery and dedicated family members.
The team has many strong voices that have focused on bringing community decision makers into the process of effecting local change.
Anyone is welcome to the advocacy meetings and the direction of what the team works on is based on those who participate. Each team has a contact person to help you get involved with your local advocacy team. Hope to see you at the next team advocacy meeting!
Check out our calendar for team meetings and events
Here are a few things the Warren county team has worked on together
· Community Listening Forums with local elected officials, law enforcement and those working in the criminal justice system to share stories of hope and advocacy solutions.
· Naloxone Education and Expansion
· Events to Honor Law Enforcement and first responders who have reversed overdoses
· Started a local Parent to Parent group to support family members
· Built strong relationships with local law enforcement and hospitals to help overdose victims find the support they need to get on a path of recovery.
· Advancing NCADD-NJ’s Road to Recovery Campaign
· Addressing treatment capacity in Warren County
· Made it easier for people to find help in the region by making a county resource guide (available upon request), and also made a smaller hand held version of the card for law enforcement to pass on to overdose survivors (or family)
· Recovery Celebration events
Advocated for a Warren County Recovery Center (Warren County CARES, 16 Star Plaza in Washington)