Greater Newark Youth Violence Consortium

The Greater Newark Youth Violence Consortium is a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency collaborative of government entities, nonprofit service agencies, and university researchers dedicated to reducing and preventing youth violence and delinquency in the greater Newark metropolitan region. The primary goal of the consortium is to establish cross-sector partnerships to develop, promote, and support prevention and intervention programming. This goal may be targeted through establishing workgroups, conducting research, coordinating services, and competing for external funding. The consortium is convened by the Evidence-Based Institute in the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice. The consortium is directed by Dr. Paul Boxer, with support from Lori Scott-Pickens.

Since our first interagency meeting was convened in the spring of 2014, we have been gradually increasing in membership with representatives from a variety of public and private agencies across the spectrum of services and governmental directorates serving the youth population of the greater Newark region. The current slate of consortium members includes:

Amplify, Inc

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson, and Union Counties

Babyland Family Services, Inc.

City of Newark Department of Health

Community Solutions, Inc.

Criminal and Youth Justice Clinic

Division of Child Protection & Permanency, Essex Area Office

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office

Essex County Youth Services Commission

Essex County Superior Court – Juvenile Probation Services

Essex Vicinage Family Division

Family Support Organization of Essex County

Independence: A Family of Services, Inc.

Newark Community Solutions, Center for Court Innovation

Newark Emergency Services for Families

Newark Police Department

Newark Public Schools

Partnership for Children of Essex

NJ Courts Probation Services

NJ Juvenile Justice Commission

NJ State Office of Attorney General

Rutgers Chancellor’s Office

Rutgers School of Law- Newark

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Rutgers School of Criminal Justice

Rutgers Police Institute (Newark Violence Reduction Initiative)

Department of Psychology, Rutgers-Newark

Rutgers School of Public Health

Rutgers TEEM Gateway and YES Center

Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care

Urban League of Essex County

Violence Institute of New Jersey

YouthBuild Newark, Inc.