Department of Citizen Services


DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES

The Division of Youth Services provides an array of services to assist the needs and rehabilitate detained youths from their involvement in criminal activities and from a life of crime. This goal is to provide and to facilitate a variety of programming to meet the physical, sociological and overall needs of each youth admitted to the Essex County Juvenile Detention Center.

Under the direction and oversight of the Administration, the Essex County Juvenile Detention Center provides a safe and structured environment. Housing, medical, recreation, education, holistic and social services are provided for detained youth ages 9 to 17.

The Division of Youth Services offers a variety of programs.

RECIDIVISM PREVENTIVE PROGRAMMING
– Educational Studies (High School, GED, College Prep)
– Religious Services
– Behavioral Modification (Point System)
– Mentoring Program.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAMMING

– Consequences of Crime Component
The Consequences of Crime’s (COC) mission and objective is three-fold: 1) to reduce the increasing cime rate among Essex youth, 2) rebuild an open and trustworthy relationship between juveniles, their parents/guardians and the community, and 3) to bring about a positive change in the youth attending the program. The COC is a 6-hour crime prevention program, which provides at-risk youth with a realistic look at life behind bars.

– Workshop & Lecture Component
Workshops, lectures and presentations are available to parents/guardians, schools, community organizations, law enforcement agencies, etc. covering the following topics:

– Teen drug and alcohol awareness, and addictions
– Leadership & Empowerment (helping teens discover a dream, a future, and a second chance).
– Cultural Diversity
– Communication & Social skills (breaking the silence).
– Job readiness
– Anger management
– Peer Mediation
– Teen parenting skills
– Youth council (building positive leaders).
– Consequences from gang violence and related activities.
– Developing an aftercare approach for youths getting ready to re-enter society.
– Developing outreach strategies for on-going support & resources for youth re-entering their community.
– Gang awareness forums to assist parents in identifying their youth’s interest in gangs & related activities

Identify the signs of substance and/or alcohol abuse

FAMILY SUPPORT AND REFERRALS
The social services, mental health department and other external organizations coordinate referrals to provide continued support for Essex youth and their families.

HONOR GUARD UNIT
Detention officers represent the County at parades, community events, and funerals.

Essex County Youth Detention Center
80 Duryea Street, Newark, NJ 07103

 

 


DEPARTMENT OF CITIZEN SERVICES
50 South Clinton Street, East Orange, NJ 07018 – Suite 5400
(T) 973-395-8400 ~ (F) 973-395-8493

Director Anibal Ramos
(T) 973-395-8400
aramos@dedte.essexcountynj.org

OFFICE OF SENIOR SERVICES

900 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, NJ 07044

The Essex County Division of Senior Services is a New Jersey EASE (Easy Access Single Entry) site, which provides older adults, their families, and other concerned individuals with information about, and referral or linkage to, community services.
(T) 877-222-3737


Director Jaklyn De Vore
(T) 973-395-8375 (F) 973-228-6892
jdevore@seniors.essexcountynj.org


Information and Assistance
(T) 973-395-8365


Special Transportation System
(T) 973-618-1280


Veterans Services
(T) 973-395-8367

DIVISION OF COMMUNITY ACTION

50 South Clinton Street, East Orange, NJ 07019 – 3rd Floor


Director Maurice J. Brown
(T) 973-395-8350 (F) 973-395-8433
mjbrown@communityaction


Consumer Advocate Melvin Williams
(T) 973-395-8360 (F) 973-395-8433
mwilliams@communityaction.essexcountynj.org


Homeless Unit Maria Ramos
(T) 973-395-8352 (F) 973-395-8433
mramos@community action.essexcountynj.org


Tenant Resource Center – Utility Assistant/NJ Share Kathy McCarey
(T) 973-395-8362 (F) 973-395-8433
lmccarey@communityaction.essexcountynj.org


Weights & Measures Louis Turco, Superintendent
(T) 973-395-8363 (F) 973-395-8433
lturco@communityaction.essexcountynj.org


H.O.P.W.A. Program (Housing Supporting Persons With Aids) Terrance McCoy
(T) 973-395-8354
tmccoy@communityaction.essexcountynj.org


Continumum of Care Jesse Torres
(T) 973-395-8352 (F) 973-395-8433
jtorres@communityaction.essexcountynj.org

DIVISION OF FAMILY ASSISTANCE AND BENEFITS

18 Rector Street, Newark NJ 07103 – 9th Floor


Director Jeanette Page-Hawkins
(T) 973-733-3325 (F) 973-504-9316
jpage-hawkins@welfare.essexcountynj.org

Downtown Citizen Service Center (NJ FamilyCare Intake)

Debra Edmundson, Administrator
18 Rector Street , Newark, NJ 07103 – 7th Floor
(T) 973-733-2518 (F) 973-643-3480

Westside Citizen Service Center (Work First NJ, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families-TANF A-J )

Aaron Crawley, Administrator
18 Rector Street , Newark, NJ 07103 – 3rd floor
(T) 973-733-3181 (F) 973-643-3772

Cassandra Smalls-Nicholson, Administrator
(T) 973-733-3151 (F) 973-643-3772

Office of Special Services (Adult Medicaid, Family Violence, Emergency Assistance to Needy Families-TANF Q-Z) Self Service Kiosks

Carol Perkins, Administrator
18 Rector Street – 5th Floor, Newark, NJ
(T) 973-645-8340 (F) 973-642-4960

Military Park Citizen Service Center (Office of Intake Services)

Ethel Gilbert and Nwabueze Brooks, Administrators
18 Rector Street , 1st & 2nd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
(T) 973-733-4571 (F) 973-643-3980

Office of Medicaid Services (NJ Family Care-Case Management) Interim Reporting Form (IRF)

Lisa Upshaw, Administrator
18 Rector Street – 10th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
(T) 973-645-7043 (F) 973-824-5712


Riverview Office (Work FirstNJ/General Assistance GA Newark and irvington/SSI Only/Emergency Assistance TANF K-P) Nancy Gervikvkas. Administrator
18 Rector Street, Newark NJ 07102 4th Floor
(T) 973-232-1801 (F) 973-232-1847

Food Stamp Service Center SNAP and General Assistance-GA (Except Newark and Irvington) SSI, Emergency Assistance (Except Newark and Irvington)

Carla Tention, Administrator
50 South Clinton Street, East Orange, NJ 07018 – 1st Floor
(T) 973-395-8132 (F) 973-395-8347

Office of Child Support (Child Support Enforcement)

Joanne Morris, Administrator
HOR – MLK Blvd., Rm 102, Newark, NJ 07102
(T) 973-733-3388 (F) 973-643-3774


Office of Fraud Prevention & Investigations – HOTLINE Frank Eagan, Coordinator
18 Rector St., 8th Fl., Newark, NJ 07102
(T) 973-733-5551 (F) 973-643-3867

DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES

5o South Clinton Street, EO 07018-Fl 3


YOUTH SERVICES COMMISSION
50 S. Clinton St., EO, NJ 07018 – FL 3


Administrator Lee B. Fisher
(T) 973-530-9580 (F) 973-395-8493
lfisher@ecysc.essexcountynj.org,

ESSEX COUNTY YOUTH DETENTION FACILITY

80 Duryea Street, Newark, NJ 07103


Director Rev. Dennis Hughes
(T) 973-497-4720 (F) 973-497-4747
dhughes@ecjdc.essexcountynj.org


Assistant Superintendent Gina Saunders
(T) 973-497-4720 (F) 973-497-4748
gsaunders@ecjdc.essexcountynj.org