One Voice Accomplishments

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One Voice is the first coalition of its kind in the State of New Jersey, and has been nationally recognized by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III was asked by CADCA to speak at one of their national conferences about One Voice. Since its inception in 2013, membership of the faith leaders has increased by 79%. Warren County has started a One Voice coalition and is working with the Hunterdon One Voice to keep a consistent message in both counties.

  • Since our first summit in June of 2013, the One Voice membership has grown to over 80 faith members. One Voice topics have included prescription drug misuse, suicide prevention, harms of marijuana on our youth, safety in places of worship and the heroin epidemic.

  • In 2017, One Voice of Hunterdon, Inc. was incorporated into a 501 c3 with the intent to apply for grant funding to further the mission.

  • In 2018, One Voice of Hunterdon Inc. was awarded the federal Drug Free Communities grant to work on reducing underage drinking and opioid use among our teens in Hunterdon County.


Initiatives: Each year, One Voice focuses on a specific topic to be disseminated by all faith leaders on the same weekend in the month of October.

  • Prescription Drugs

  • Suicide Prevention

  • Dangers of Marijuana

  • Heroin Epidemic

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Summits: Prior to the launch of the October initiatives, a Summit is held to introduce the topic and provide resources and support for how the information can be disseminated by the faith leaders. These events are attended not just by the faith community, but also by legislators, local government officials, law enforcement, prevention professionals and school personnel.

Attorney General Involvement: Because of the partnership with the Hunterdon County Prosecutor, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has become aware of One Voice and has been so impressed that they are trying to replicate this throughout the State of New Jersey. In December, there were several events held statewide on law enforcement use-of-force. These events were presented to both law enforcement and the faith community.



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