Somerset CARES is designed to reduce the availability of drugs and alcohol to minors (persons under 21 years of age). This program addresses the strategic goal of reducing the impact of incarceration on the community by providing substance abuse interventions to targeted populations through crime reduction techniques.
The targets for the program include
- Minors within Somerset County who attempt to purchase alcohol,
- Merchants within Somerset County who sell alcohol,
- Specific communities within Somerset County that have been identified as areas of suspected underage drinking during parties and other social gatherings.