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Prevention Committee & Towns

Prevention Committee

The Prevention Committee provides a forum for discussion and implementation of prevention activities in fourteen towns: Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Harwinton, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, Barkhamsted, Colebrook, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington, and Winchester.

Each town is represented by a member or members of its Local Prevention Council (LPC). These councils are designated as such by the mayor and include members from schools, community, municipal and state agencies, parents, and other interested individuals. Monthly meetings allow for regular updates and communication between the LPC's.

The towns included in our communities are diverse in size, cultural makeup, and socioeconomic groups, yet we have common interests in decreasing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse. Our meetings allow for networking between the town and sharing of helpful ideas. As a committee of the SAAC, there is direct communication with other Regional Action Councils (RAC) and statewide agencies and programs. In addition, updates about pending legislation, public hearings, statewide events, and available grants are brought to the table.

The Prevention committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:00 am at Plainville Youth Services.

Our Towns

Local Prevention Councils function at the local community level to provide primary prevention. SAAC serves as the liaison between the LPCs in our fourteen communities and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).
LPCs participate in the state-wide underage drinking and smoking prevention programs.

Youth Services Advisory Board
Berlin Youth Service
240 Kensington Rd.
Berlin 06037

Community Wellness Coalition
Bristol Chamber of Commerce (fiduciary)
200 Main St.
Bristol 06010

Drug Free School Council
Burlington Recreation Dept.
200 Spielman Hwy.
Burlington 06013

Commision on Youth Services
New Britain Youth Services
27 West Main St.
New Britain 06051

(Barkhamsted, Colebrook, New Hartford, Norfolk, Winchester)
Winchester Youth Service Bureau/
Northwest CT Drug & Alcohol Task Force
480 Main St.
Winsted 06098


Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development
c/o Plainville Youth Services
50 Whiting St., Plainville, CT 06062
c/o Plainville Community Schools
One Central Square, Plainville, CT 06062
(860) 793-3220

Advisory Council on Alcohol,
Tobacco and other Drugs
Plymouth Board of Education
77 Main St.
Terryville 06786

Southington Drug Task Force
Southington Youth Services Bureau
93 Main St.
Southington 06489

Torrington Substance Abuse Prevention Council
Torrington Youth Services
PO Box 204
Torrington, CT 06790

Contact Us

270 John Downey Drive
New Britain, CT 06051

  • 860.826.1358

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