MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prevention is Key has been selected by the Morris County Board of Freeholders to be the new Morris County Intoxicated Driver Resource Center effective on January 1.
The Freeholders unanimously approved the nonprofit Prevention is Key in conjunction with a reference from the Morris County Department of Human Services. MC PIK has a strong record of offering quality prevention services and recovery support in the county.
It replaces Cornerstone (formerly Family Service of Morris County) which offered the program for almost three decades but declined to continue the service.
“The county is appreciative of our partnership with Cornerstone/Family Service as the long-time IDRC provider over 28 years, and look forward to establishing a good working relationship with Prevention in Key in that role,’’ said Lori Becker, Morris County Director of the Division of Community and Behavioral Health Services.
Morris County currently has a working relationship with Prevention is Key:
- MC PIK is providing Peer Recovery Specialist teams to Morris County hospitals for persons who have been revived from drug overdoses by use of Narcan – as part of a Morris County Prosecutor’s Office program.
- MC PIK also is part of the team that staffs the Morris County Sheriff’s HOPE ONE van, offering services to people with opioid/drug disorders.
The New Jersey Intoxicated Driving Program is responsible for the administration of post-conviction Driving Under the Influence interventions, and each county must ensure it has an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center
The Resource Center detains, educates, and screens individuals to determine eligibility. If eligible for the program, participants receive 12-hours of Alcohol and Highway Safety prevention education. The program is mandatory for all person’s convicted of a first and third-time DUI offenses.
Morris County Prevention is Key will offer 12 hour education classes in both their Morris and Warren county locations each month.
For more information on the Intoxicated Driver’s Resource Center, contact (973) 625-1998 or click here.
Rockaway based Prevention is Key is a non-profit organization that provides prevention education programs, professional development training, advocacy, information and referral services. It maintains the county’s most extensive resource center with up-to-date materials that address issues of substance abuse, violence, ATOD dependence and emerging issues of concern to the Morris County Community.