Evidence–based prevention education programs for the months of September and October have recently begun in the towns of Bayonne, Hoboken, Jersey City and Union City. Programs in all participating Hudson County municipalities will reach completion by the end of spring 2017.

In addition, the education department partnered with Jersey City and Hoboken for the Week of Respect on the first week of October. Pre-schoolers, Kindergarteners and 1st graders in the city of Jersey City at School # 17 were delighted to engage in a series of lessons about sharing and having respect for others. Our Prehistoric Pals Program uses prehistoric animals to provide an entertaining yet educational puppet show for the students. Over 350 children in Jersey City and 80 students in the city of Hoboken participated this fall.