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:
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.