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Does the Essex County Prosecutor's Office
do more than investigate and prosecute criminals?
Q. Does the Essex County Prosecutor's Office do more
than investigate and prosecute criminals?
The Essex County Prosecutor's Office also runs a Community Justice Program that reaches out to community groups and to the youth of Essex County, especially within the lower-income urban areas, as to foster understanding and cooperation with law enforcement. The Community Justice Program sponsors (with State grant assistance) a five-week Summer Youth Internship program for Essex County high school seniors interested in legal or law enforcement careers. Since 2001, the Office has been a member of the Greater Newark Safer Cities Initiative, a coalition that includes the Essex Superior Court Presiding Judge, Rutgers University, other academic experts, police, prosecutors, probation officials and community service providers working to identify individuals in Newark and Irvington at risk of repeated violent crime and divert them from such behaviors.
The Office also provides a Speakers Bureau to address audiences regarding
public safety topics throughout the County. Also of interest, the Essex
County Prosecutor's Office is involved in the State SANE / SART (Sex Assault
Nurse Examiner / Sex Assault Response Team) program, which trains and
coordinates nurses qualified to collect and maintain evidence in sex assault
cases. And finally, the Office responds to the Press with appropriate
details regarding its ongoing prosecutorial efforts, and is now reaching
out to the public via the Internet.
Q. My home was broken into and valuable items were
stolen. The police caught the man who broke in and recovered my property.
How do I get it back?
Q. I would like to have a speaker from your Office
to address a group meeting in Essex County. Who should I contact?