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Minors Who Do Time in New Jersey’s Adult Prisons Must Deal with Intimidation
WNYC News | October 19, 2016 | Social
One offender, sentenced to several years in an adult prison, said he’s worried about the guards, not the other inmates
Trying Juveniles as Adults Called A ‘Dead End’
NJTV News Online | October 19, 2016 | Social
Conference on juvenile justice has pilot program in Camden County to keep young offenders in community
Life Outside Prison Is Not Easy for Minors Tried as Adults
WNYC News | October 17, 2016 | Social
Adjusting to life outside prison can be tough on parolees, but one young man is hopeful
Push to Grant Driver's License to NJ's Undocumented Residents
Chase Brush | October 14, 2016 | Social, Immigration
Supporters say the card would help thousands of undocumented to drive legally, that it would improve road safety, and stimulate the state’s economy
Minors Get Longer Sentences in New Jersey Than in New York
WNYC News | October 14, 2016 | Social
There’s a big disparity in sentencing between the Garden State and New York. New Jersey offenders face more years in prison
Young in Prison: Is Germany's Way Better Than NJ’s?
WNYC News | October 13, 2016 | Social
Unlike New Jersey, Germany does not prosecute minors as adults. And, unlike New Jersey, Germany has low recidivism rates among minors
Most Minors Tried as Adults in NJ Are Black or Latino
WNYC News | October 12, 2016 | Social
Although it must be approved by a judge, the decision to try a minor as an adult is at the discretion of the prosecutor
U.S. Attorney General Lynch Convenes Policing Conference in Newark
Joe Tyrell | October 11, 2016 | Social
Law enforcement, community activists, and politicians from across state attend, including Newark Mayor Ras Baraka
Advocates Clash with Administration Over Number of Poor in New Jersey
Chase Brush | September 30, 2016 | Social
Community leaders, others cite ‘crisis’ in social services, but administration’s data shows fewer people signing up for general assistance and emergency aid
As More NJ Students Go Hungry, More Colleges Open Food Pantries
Tara Nurin | September 27, 2016 | Education, Social
Amid growing recognition that some students are going hungry, Rutgers-New Brunswick is the latest university in New Jersey to open a food pantry
Call for New Jersey to Do More to End Distracted Driving
NJTV News Online | September 26, 2016 | Social
Expert urges state to strengthen laws in order to limit the number of distracted drivers — and the danger they present to others
Not Enough Funding for Fight Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Joe Tyrrell | September 16, 2016 | Social
Agencies and professionals in New Jersey are cooperating more on the issue, but good intentions outstrip available resources
New Jersey is First in the Nation for Adult Children Living with their Parents
Colleen O'Dea | September 15, 2016 | Social
Several factors – mostly rooted in economics – contribute to the fact that nearly half of New Jerseyans aged 18 to 34 still live at home
Drunk Drivers in NJ Face Arrest Even When Car Engines Are Off
NJTV News Online | September 8, 2016 | Social
The head of the Assembly Judiciary Committee plans to hold hearings on whether the law needs to be clarified
NJ Activists Want More Transparency for Police-Related Shootings
Hank Kalet | August 16, 2016 | Social
One proposal would put state attorney general — rather than county prosecutor — in charge of sending cases to grand jury
Lesbians Sue Over Insurance Discrimination In Infertility Treatment
NJTV News Online | August 12, 2016 | Social
State rules require women to demonstrate infertility by having unprotected sex with a man for at least two years without becoming pregnant
Marketing U.S. Citizenship and Childbirth Services at Meadowlands Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | August 10, 2016 | Healthcare, Social
A New Jersey hospital advertises its services to pregnant Russian women who want to give birth in the U.S., enabling their children to qualify for dual citizenship
Federal Reforms Could Help NJ’s Immigrants Contribute Even More to State Economy
John Reitmeyer | August 8, 2016 | Social
Collecting back taxes from undocumented immigrants, for instance, could mean a big bump in tax collections
More New Jerseyans Put Off Retirement, Many Citing Financial Concerns
NJTV News Online | August 5, 2016 | Social
Nearly 25 percent of Garden State residents over age 65 are still working full- or part-time
State's Millennials Put Off Ownership of Their Own Homes for Good Reasons
NJTV News Online | August 3, 2016 | Social, Housing
Student loans and the high cost of living among reasons many young New Jerseyans live with their parents
Member of NJ’s Task Force on Campus Sexual Assault Shares Goals
NJTV News Online | July 7, 2016 | Social
Helen Archontou says her experience with Bergen County’s sex crimes and child abuse unit has helped inform her beliefs and concerns
Making Sure the Cost of Phone Calls from Prison Isn’t Punishingly High
Carly Sitrin | July 5, 2016 | Social
Phone calls to families and loved ones help prisoners cope better behind bars and ease their transition back into society -- but only if they can afford the call
Immigrants from 17 Countries Sworn in as Citizens in Jersey City
NJTV News Online | July 5, 2016 | Social
Emotional Independence Day naturalization ceremony for 21 of the country’s newest citizens
Without Welfare Increases, NJ's Safety Net Is in Tatters
Hank Kalet | June 30, 2016 | Social
In a cruel irony, the administration’s reinterpretation of the rules denies emergency assistance to the poor because they are poor
Beginning Again: Syrian Refugees Struggle to Build a New Life in New Jersey
Thomas E. Franklin | June 23, 2016 | Social, Immigration
Two families of Syrian refugees find hope and comfort in unexpected quarters: among them, two North Jersey synagogues
Is Lakewood on the Verge of a Meltdown?
Meir Rinde | June 21, 2016 | Education, Social
The former resort town is struggling with city-size problems: overstressed infrastructure, underfinanced schools, and growing social tensions
Prisoners of Fear: NJ’s Undocumented Immigrants
Hank Kalet | June 16, 2016 | Social, Immigration
Recent roundups and immigration police activity have locals afraid to leave their houses to shop, work, or take kids to school
Newark Redeploys Police Force, Targets Violent Crime Hotspots
Joe Tyrrell | June 7, 2016 | Social
Mayor Baraka hopes a combination of better policing and outreach to young offenders can cut robbery and murder rates
After Surviving the Superstorm, Struggling with Recovery Programs
National Public Radio | May 26, 2016 | Social
Billions in New Jersey and New York taxpayer dollars went to rebuild after Sandy. How can there be so much work left to do?
Battle of Insurance Claims Follows Long After Battering by Sandy
WNYC Public Radio | May 25, 2016 | Social
FEMA now agrees with 80 percent of the homeowners who say they were underpaid.
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