Posted on November 29, 2023
Urge your leaders in the legislature to provide ALL New Jersey families the resources and services needed to successfully raise their children from before birth to adulthood.
Limited employment opportunities, insufficient and substandard housing, unsafe and unhealthy environments, inadequate and remote essential services –these overlapping conditions cultivate family distress and are prevalent in too many New Jersey communities. Adjacent towns are often an oasis of opportunity, in which families experience the quality of education, recreation, security and support that are the hallmarks of thriving communities and the foundation for healthy families.
Legislative bills A4819/S2887 establish a state-level Council for Community Recovery and Family Success to pilot 21 county-based Family Success Councils, each charged with organizing community-based family success service networks. Rather than focusing on the effects of distress, these councils will provide support to ALL families and strengthen communities, by investing in success. Over four years in development, these bills direct state funding and programs to provide ALL families the resources and services needed to successfully raise their children from before birth to adulthood.
Please send a message TODAY to leaders in the NJ Legislature who can act now to move these bills forward.