H.O.P.E for Nutley was created in 2008 by Commissioner Alphonse Petracco in an effort to help educate parents about the dangers and consequences of drug and alcohol abuse. With the main focus still being on substance abuse education, in August 2016, we have expanded the mission to include everyday issues that affect parents, guardians and youth of all ages.
Officers and Public Safety employees coordinate educational projects for Nutley students’ district wide like the Above the Influence (ATI) campaign, Nutley Flashmob, and the Carnival of HOPE for Nutley. HOPE also hosts presentations for parents like Hidden in Plain Sight, Kids Count, How to Talk Teen and the Wake Up Parents educational series.
Under the direction of Commissioner Alphonse Petracco, the H.O.P.E. for Nutley initiative is going viral!! We are extremely excited to unveil our newest project: H.O.P.E. Speaks, a video series designed to give in depth and gripping testimonies into the issues and therapies of addiction and other important community issues.
Our goal is to reach the entire community. While we will continue to have parent/youth presentations and programs in a public forum, the success of the H.O.P.E. for Nutley weekly newsletter has made it apparent that in the hectic and busy lives of our viewers, having the ability to read, correspond, and view in the comfort and privacy of one’s own home is very important. Therefore, we have been busy creating our new Speaker Series that can be viewed anytime, anywhere by anyone.
Drug and alcohol use is here in our town. As parents, guardians, family and friends, we need to be as educated and informed as we can be to help our young population not fall prey to deadly addictions. Please help us spread our message by forwarding these videos to your friends and family.
Any questions can be directed to the H.O.P.E. for Nutley phone line at 973-284-4928.