"The purpose of "Always Connected" is to inform law enforcement, educators, administration, youth workers, youth groups, parents and children of all ages how to utilize technology in a positive way. Having dealt with children and investigations for the past ten years, Sgt Rich realized the huge impact that technology was having on children, especially in regards to cyberbullying, Sgt Rich decided to focus his efforts on educating audiences about current trends, real life problems and solutions for schools, parents and children. Most importantly help to address the problems that children face using technology and how these pitfalls lead to cyberbullying."
"Rachel's Challenge is a series of student empowering programs and strategies that equip students and adults to combat bullying and allay feelings of isolation and despair by creating a culture of kindness and compassion. The programs are based on the writings and life of 17 year-old Rachel Scott who was the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999. Rachel left a legacy of reaching out to those who were different, who were picked on by others, or who were new at her school. Shortly before her death she wrote, "I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go." Rachel's Challenge was started by Rachel's dad and stepmom, Darrell and Sandy Scott when they realized that the writings and drawings Rachel left not only had an impact on her friends and classmates, but also resonated with students around the world. Although Rachel was a typical teenager who even wrote about her "ups and downs," she had a passion and conviction that she would someday change the world. The Scott family knew her story and passion had to be told to inspire others to make their world a better place."
"GCADA was established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:2BB from which the Council executes three core functions: policy and planning; public awareness and education; and, the administration of the Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Program. The Council leads efforts to plan for and coordinate New Jersey's addiction prevention, treatment, prevention policy and services through development of a Comprehensive State Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Master Plan submitted annually to the Governor and State Legislature. The Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Program is the largest network of community-based anti-drug coalitions in the nation. Thousands of community stakeholders serve on nearly 400 Alliances which encompass more than 530 municipalities in New Jersey."