On October 26, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 42 creating a task force for the Continued Transformation of Youth Justice in New Jersey. This 25-member task force will be responsible for providing recommendations on strategies and actions to continue the reform of New Jersey's Youth Justice System, including but not limited to the following: Racial Disparities; Stationhouse Adjustments; Youth Services Commissions and Community-Based Programs; Residential Facilities; Reinvesting Funds into the Creation of a Community-Based System of Care; Facility Closure; New Youth Facilities; and The System of Granting Juvenile Parole. The Task Force will hold no less than three public hearings throughout the State. The Task Force must issue a report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor, the Attorney General, and the Legislature within six months.
Contact: Lori Buckelew, Senior Legislative Analyst, firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-695-3481, x112.