Verona Municipal Alliance Committee

The Verona Municipal Alliance Committee (VMAC) provides educational programming and prevention outreach to the citizens of Verona. Its funding comes from a grant through the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse with matching funds from the Township of Verona. VMAC was authorized by the Township of Verona in 1989 to promote the prevention efforts of the State of NJ at the community level.

Hidden In Plain Site

Thank you to the Center for Prevention and Counseling for presenting “Hidden in Plain Sight” at the Verona Community Center in the Ballroom.  An actual simulation of a teenager’s bedroom was on display for participants to observe and become familiar with where and how teens might hide drugs or paraphernalia. Seemingly innocent items, commonly used by youth, could actually indicate a substance abuse problem. This awareness event will allow adults to be more proactive in helping a young person who might be using drugs.

Thanks to Officer Joel Martin and Mr. James Pomaco for providing their insights as well.

For more information, you can contact Tina Thompson at The Center at (973)383-4787 or tina@centerforprevention.org.  You can also visit The Center’s website at http://centerforprevention.org/ 

Congratulations to the HBW 2015 Family Night poster contest!

Poster Contest Winners - March 2015Christian Castner (left) shows off the Verona Family Night edition of Monopoly, while Joe Richinelli (right) displays his Bat Family poster.

The posters were displayed in Family Night restaurants, schools, and town buildings in the weeks leading up to Family Night.  Thank you to all of the participants!