17,742 hours of community service performed by defendants in 2016
1,256 cases in which defendants completed community-based mandates in lieu of being sentenced to jail or fines in 2016
75% of Newark community members surveyed report holding positive views of alternative sentences for low-level offenses
“It’s extremely gratifying to work for an organization that uses creative solutions to address modern issues in criminal justice reform.”
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Newark Community Solutions is an initiative of the City of Newark and the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts, in collaboration with the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. Newark Community Solutions is supported by the City of Newark and its Municipal Council, the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, the PSEG Foundation, Rutgers University, and the Whole Cities Foundation.