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31 12, 2020

Study adapting HIV/AIDS behavioral interventions to mitigate COVID-19


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign social work professor Liliane Windsor is a co-principal investigator on a study exploring the use of HIV/AIDS interventions in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 among marginalized and hard-to-reach populations in Newark, New Jersey. The research is funded by a $1.6 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health […]

7 04, 2020

2 ministers ask the state to help: In the midst of a pandemic, these people have no food, shelter or health care


Reverends Steffie Bartley and Bolivar Flores seek the State of New Jersey’s help to shelter individuals who are released from county correctional center and state prisons. After release these vulnerable individuals are facing homelessness along with no access to food and healthcare.
15 05, 2019

Learn about New Jerey’s foundation of democratic exclusion and how racism has been imported into its electorate.


19 02, 2019

Hope One Newark provides drug treatment programs to local Newark neighborhoods


The Hope One Newark mobile truck, a former scuba rescue truck, was created by cops in Newark, NJ to fight against drug addiction. Hope One Newark was created to connect struggling drug addicts to drug treatment programs and other services needed.

The name Hope One Newark is written on the truck in purple letters next to […]

19 02, 2019

TheatreWorkers Project


TheatreWorkers Project is “dedicated to providing opportunities for working people, the unemployed and youth to tell their stories through theatre by creating and presenting performance pieces about historical and current social and political issues,  and transforming the classics, making them accessible to all ages.” TheatreWorkers Project is a non-profit collaborative venture, fiscally sponsored by Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA.

Its […]

6 02, 2019

Re-entry Project


The Reentry Project was a collaborative news initiative about the challenges of —- and solutions to -— prisoner reentry in Philadelphia, reporting from November, 2016 through March, 2018.

This site represents an unprecedented collaboration among 15 of the city’s general interest newsrooms and community and ethnic media organizations that came together to reveal and investigate credible responses […]

18 12, 2018

NJ.COM Black people in N.J. say they’re more likely to be punched, kicked by cops. Now, data backs that up.


21 10, 2018

New Jersey Expungement Center


Expungement law in New Jersey has changed! Laws enacted in December 2017 enable expungement of a various arrests and convictions that previously could not be expunged. These laws took effect on October 1, 2018. Here are some highlights of the new law:

  • The waiting period before a criminal conviction can be expunged is now lowered […]
28 09, 2018

Bail Project


Hey there,

Criminal justice reform can sometimes seem unapproachably complicated. But when it comes to how cash bail fuels mass incarceration, the story is rather simple.

Unaffordable cash bail is the single most preventable driver of mass incarceration in the United States, accounting for all jail growth in the past 20 years and exacerbating racial disparities in every corner of […]

4 12, 2017