Norwich Prevention Council

Norwich Prevention Council

Mission Statement:

The Norwich Prevention Council works to prevent risky behavior among Norwich youth.

Our members are a community collaboration designed to:

  • Build local capacity to provide programs and opportunities for youth.
  • Promote education and training regarding tobacco, alcohol, drugs and other risky behavior.
  • Identify the needs of at risk youth
  • Provide information and referral services
  • Promote the development of prevention, treatment, and community mobilization services.

The Prevention Council activities may take many forms:


Preventing sales of tobacco and alcoholic beverages to minors

Enforcement and public policy changes

Community Based Processes:

Data collection and research

Assessing community needs

Community/Volunteer Services

Information Dissemination

Health Fairs and Health Promotions

Speaking engagements and media campaigns


Parenting/Family Management Services

Peer leader/helper programs

CSA groups

Workshops, lessons, and Seminars


Youth/Adult Leadership Functions

Alcohol/Drug/Tobacco Free Events

Community Drop-in Center Activities

Problem Identification and Referral:

Student Assistance Programs

Prevention/Assessment and Referral Services

Community Members

Great Norwich Anti-Bullying Coalition, Norwich Youth and Family Services, Norwich Free Academy, Norwich Police Department, Norwich Parents and Community Members, Norwich Public Schools, Otis Library, Southeast Region Action Council

Funding for this program provided by SERAC