Newark Community Solutions applies a problem-solving approach to low-level cases in Newark, New Jersey’s municipal courthouse. Newark Community Solutions provides judges with increased sentencing options for non-violent offenses such as drug possession, prostitution, and shoplifting. By expanding the use of community service and social service mandates, Newark Community Solutions reduces the court’s reliance on ineffective fines and expensive short-term jail sentences, enhances procedural justice, and builds public confidence in justice.

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