Community Addiction Recovery Effort (C.A.R.E.) was designed by the Plainsboro Police Department at the request of the Plainsboro Township Committee. The police, Mayor and Committee met with community leaders to discuss the need for such a program and how best to approach it. Meetings were held with addiction recovery specialists, police officers and faith based organizations including the Princeton Alliance Church, First Presbyterian Church of Plainsboro, and the Queenship of Mary Church. Other meetings were held with the Princeton Medical Center at Plainsboro, the West Windsor-Plainsboro School District, Recovery Advocates of America, and the Plainsboro Municipal Court Judge and Public Defender.