Neighborhood United Against Drugs violence prevention program is designed to help modify its participant’s violent behaviors and make them less likely to commit violent acts against others.
The project has five major components:
- Eight week training designed to help modify the participant’s violent behaviors and make them less likely to commit violent acts against others.
- A community service component is designed to help participant’s gain a better appreciation for the community in which they live.
- A future career planning component designed to help the participants set goals in life and keeps them focused on doing what is needed to achieve those goals and not have time to be involved in activities that lead to crime and violence.
- Individuals that express an interest in continuing their education will be referred to programs that offer adult GED classes or Pennsylvania high school diplomas for adults.
- Individuals with drug and alcohol, mental health or other social service issues or needs are referred to other service providers.
NUAD also introduces the participants to activities that may help reduce some of the stress or anger they may be dealing with. The fishing and boating field trip is an example of that.