DAlves@barrington.ri.gov 401-247-1900 ext 316 283 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806

Who We Are

The BAY Team is Barrington, RI’s Adult-Youth Team, a prevention coalition with a mission to promote a safe and healthy community through communication and collaboration to prevent substance abuse.

The BAY Team was awarded oversight of the East Bay Regional Coalition through a competitive process with RI Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals. As the lead agency for one of 7 regional coalitions in RI, the BAY Team oversees state funding of prevention and behavioral health promotion throughout the East Bay.

The BAY team

Our Programs

Developed in 1982 by Dr. Karol Kumpfer, Ph.D., and associates, with funding from the National Institute of Drug Abuse. It is an evidence-based parenting program designed to help parents and teens develop happier family relationships, improve mental health outcomes, and decrease youth alcohol and drug use, violence, and delinquent behavior. Visit StrengtheningFamiliesRI for more information.

Party Patrols

Party Patrols

East Bay Regional Coalition provides support and funding for law enforcement officers that respond to reports of unruly parties in residential areas and ticket underage youth in possession of alcohol and the adults who provided the alcohol.

Project Alert

Project Alert

The Project ALERT curriculum was created and tested by the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization. Developed over a ten-year period, Project ALERT addresses the pro-alcohol mindset of today’s teens and effectively increases their likelihood to remain alcohol-free.

Through a SAMHSA grant, we offer several courses for community members to learn about mental health and practice better ways to respond to a friend, family member, co-worker, or customer in mental distress. For more information, visit eastbaymhat.com or contact Laura Cooke at EastBayMHAT@gmail.com.

Retailer education

Stores that sell alcohol or tobacco receive education about the importance of following the laws. Alcohol retailers also receive training to ensure servers and sellers use best practices to avoid serving underage customers or overserving adults.

Drug Safety/Overdose Prevention

We participate in DEA drug takeback events, in addition to promoting permanent disposal boxes at police stations and distributing lock bags and education at events. 

Naloxone, the opioid reversal medication, is available at all RI pharmacies.

Parenting is Prevention

A series of short videos to raise awareness of a variety of parenting challenges from how to handle stress, help your child follow their passions, or learn about marijuana and vaping.

Visit the YouTube Channel here

Project Sticker Shock

Youth leaders from the Students Taking Action Against Negative Decisions (STAAND) of Mt. Hope Highschool and the East Bay Regional Coalition, working together to create a safer, healthier lifestyle, want to combat the East Bay’s growing problems of underage drinking.

Media Ready

Media Ready is an evidence-based program for middle school students designed to give youth the ability to analyze media messages, recognize unhealthy behavior, and prevent substance abuse through the power of media literacy education.


The BAY team is working with Rhode Island Parent Information Network to offer free classes for older adults that cover a variety of topics such as healthy living, chronic pain management, and powerful tools for caregivers.

The Incredible Years

The Incredible Years® evidence-based programs for parents, teachers, and children reduce challenging behaviors in children and increase their social emotional learning and self-control skills.

The programs have been found to be effective in strengthening teacher and parent management skills, improving children’s social emotional competence, emotion regulation, and school readiness, and reducing behavior problems.

The Incredible Years

Tip411 is an anonymous text-a-tip line provided to police in Bristol and Warren, Rhode Island. This tip-line allows anonymous communication with local law enforcement by the community, and also allows community members to receive emergency alerts.

Download the Bristol PD App for Android or Apple. You can also send anonymous messages through the Bristol PD website.

Download the Warren PD App for Android or Apple. You can also send anonymous messages through the Warren PD website.

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