S.A.F.E. Homes (Support Alcohol Free Environment) - Is a program that raises awareness about underage drinking and illegal drug use in our community.
S.A.F.E. Homes families sign a pledge committing their homes to be alcohol free to minors.
Why Do We Need a S.A.F.E. Homes Program?
◊ Young people are constantly faced with pressures to use alcohol and other drugs.
◊ Alcohol is advertised and glamorized in the media and there are many social messages directed to youth encouraging the use of all kinds of substances.
◊ By refusing to take a stand, adults condone behavior that is unhealthy for children.
We need to show that we care enough to stand together!
First, It is Important to note, the "pledge" is a good faith promise, not a legal contract. By signing this pledge, you promise to:
◊ Provide adult supervision for large gatherings and/or parties in your home.
◊ Not serve alcohol to any guest under the age of 21 or permit underage drinking or illegal drug use in your homes.
◊ Acknowledge that It is a criminal offense in New Jersey to serve alcohol to anyone who is under the legal age of 21.
◊ Have your names published in a directory. The directory indicates that you have:
(1) Signed the pledge and,
(2) Agreed to be contacted by other parents.