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Newark Community Solutions

Newark Community Solutions

Main phone: 973-733-5180

Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook: @ncsnewark


Launched in Spring 2011, as a partnership between the City of Newark and the Center for Court Innovation, Newark Community Solutions is a community justice initiative that applies a problem-solving approach to low-level cases at the Newark Municipal Court. Program goals are twofold: to provide judges with increased sentencing options for non-violent offenses such as drug possession, prostitution, and shoplifting, and to improve public perceptions of justice. By combining punishment with help, Newark Community Solutions seeks to promote the use of community service and social service mandates, reduce the use of fines and expensive short-term jail sentences, and build public confidence in justice.  

COVID-19 Update:

Though the Newark Municipal Court is closed to the public due to the pandemic, Newark Community Solutions has continued to provide alternative sentencing options virtually including over the phone as well as web-based platforms.  If you would like more information about program eligibility and available services, or you would like to speak to your existing case manager, please call (973) 733-5180 and leave a message.  We will do our best to get back to you within one business day.

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