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Office of Prevention

Somerville Office of PreventionThe Somerville Office of Prevention is committed to leading efforts around the prevention of underage drinking, substance abuse, and assisting with the mental, physical, behavioral and emotional impact of trauma on youth.

The Somerville Office of Prevention regulates smoking in restaurants and bars and monitors the sale of alcohol and tobacco products to youth. The Office also works with the Cambridge Health Alliance and Somerville School Department to develop and administer the annual Youth Risk Behavior Survey for all 6-12 grade students.

To promote positive mental, spiritual, and physical health by creating and strengthening positive community norms.