Your local school
district and local police department, in conjunction with the Somerset
County Prosecutor's Office and the Somerset County Superintendent of
Schools, are presenting the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance
Education) program at your child's school.
is a collaborative effort by certified law enforcement officers,
educators, students, parents, and community to offer an educational
program in the classroom to prevent or reduce drug abuse and violence
among children and youth. The emphasis of the core curriculum (taught
in the 5th or 6th grade) is to help students recognize and resist the
many direct and subtle pressures that influence them to experiment
with alcohol, tobacco, marihuana, inhalants or other drugs or to
engage in violence.
school is included in the program because of the excellent cooperation
that exists between the school district and the local police department.
information about Somerset County's D.A.R.E. program, please contact your local police
department's D.A.R.E. officer.