|The Office of Community Justice (OCJ) recognizes that smart policing includes cross-systems integration, community engagement and local neighborhood action. The office is focused on strengthening community/police partnerships, providing greater coordination of social services delivery and effective system-wide changes that provide better support to youth and their families.
OCJ guides cutting-edge, place based solutions work through the development of youth planning boards in several cities in New Jersey including Atlantic City, Trenton and Newark. The office works with local communities to identify and define the issues that impact their neighborhoods and how to effectively address those issues by using data, information and evidence. These efforts are designed to promote positive youth development as well as engage disconnected youth, community partners, service providers, government agencies and other stakeholders.