Our children have the right to a life free of substance abuse, despair, and violence. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that drug overdose deaths have reached 107,521 during 2021, up 68% from 63,938 deaths five years prior. Tens of thousands of others have overdosed or are addicted and are experiencing permanent disabilities and shattered lives. Drug abuse prevention has never been more needed.
Our Children deserve a proven, effective education/ prevention curriculum with the critical information and skills they need to live healthy lives free of substance abuse and violence.
Our L.E.A.D. instructors provide the most effective, tested, and proven effective, evidence-based, K-12 anti-drug/anti-violence curriculum delivered by law enforcement. L.E.A.D. directly addresses opioids in its curriculum, and we are currently in 340 communities here in New Jersey. Our L.E.A.D. officers are the last line of defense in our schools.
If you are on this page, you may have already met one of our L.E.A.D. Program Awareness representatives in your community are there to raise awareness and help us raise funds to address a drug and opioid epidemic that requires our collective immediate response.
Your support is appreciated and will assist L.E.A.D. and local communities like yours in three ways.
- Your donation will assist and subsidize L.E.A.D. agencies with obtaining student workbooks.
- Your donation will subsidize training costs for new L.E.A.D. trainings, update trainings, and training conferences.
- Your donation will provide donated toys and other items to L.E.A.D. agencies and communities.
If you do not have L.E.A.D. in your community, please call our office at (609) 259-2500. We would be eager to contact your local police department to provide them with further information.