Jersey City Funding Initiative from Senators Menendez and Booker

Jersey City Funding Initiative

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – As part of a larger initiative to support New Jersey communities, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker have announced a significant funding allocation for Jersey City. The city is set to benefit from a portion of the $2,833,000.00 total, which aims to enhance emergency response communication and violence intervention programs across the state.

Specifically, Peaceful Families Jersey City will receive $500,000 to expand its program to an additional 300 individuals. This expansion will include more language options, starting with Hindi/Urdu, to cater to the diverse needs of the community. The program, which is free for participants, focuses on educating about abusive behavior, holding offenders accountable, and addressing the cognitive-behavioral distortions that underpin abusive actions.

Senator Menendez stated, “First responders run towards dangerous, life-threatening situations while leading others to safety… ensuring all emergency services in the region are more reliable and efficient for over 65,000 Sussex County residents.” He further emphasized, “Violence intervention programming at the community level increases safety and improves community partnerships with law enforcement to build safer and stronger neighborhoods. These programs in Jersey City will help to end the cycle of violence and provide young people with opportunities to reach their full potential.”

Senator Booker added, “Protecting New Jerseyans and interrupting cycles of violence require community-based solutions and support for vital programs and services. This funding will invest in initiatives that keep our communities safe and thriving.”

While the focus is on Jersey City’s growth and safety, it’s part of a broader commitment by the Senators to support various New Jersey communities in their endeavors for enhanced safety and community well-being.

For more details, visit the official press release.