The New Jersey Parents' Caucus celebrates the potential for ALL children to become
loving, contributing adults.


The New Jersey Parents’ Caucus, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit coalition of parents, caregivers and young adults with lived experience whose mission is to ensure that families raising children, ages 0 to 26, with emotional, behavioral, mental health and substance use challenges have the opportunity to play a strong and active role in the development and delivery of services in the mental health, juvenile justice and child welfare systems.

  • The ONLY family-driven organization in the United States funded by Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) For Strengthening Families and Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency.
  • The FIRST Family-driven organization in New Jersey designated & funded by SAMHSA as a Statewide Family Network.
  • The ONLY statewide parent organization in New Jersey funded by the Department of Human Services (DHS).
  • The FIRST statewide parent organization funded and designated through New Jersey Children’s System of Care (CSOC).

988, the new 3-digit # for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is Live, if you need #suicide or #mentalhealth related crisis support

For more information about 988, refer to the following video from SAMHSA.
#988 suicide and crisis lifeline

Professional Parent Advocacy Training and Certification Program Starting July 13, 2024

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Help Children with Complex Needs in Your Community - Become a afoster or adoptive parent in NJ. and
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Adam X v. NJ Departments of Corrections and Education

New Jersey Parents Caucus collaborates with the ACLU of New Jersey and Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), providing the impetus for Landmark Settlement - Adam X., et al. v. New Jersey Department of Corrections and Department of Education, et al.-  that Improves Special Education Services in New Jersey State Prisons for New Jersey Youth Caucus members struggling with mental health challenges.

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New Jersey Parents Caucus: Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health of New Jersey

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New Resource Toolkit -  The Transformative Process of Collaborating with Parents and Family Members: Engagement, Involvement & Partnership

is a new Advocacy Training Report and Presentation that establishes a baseline for understanding how advocates and professionals can collaborate with parents and family members in their local community, states and nation. While most stakeholders working with parents and family members coin the ultimate relationship as “engagement,” the New Jersey Parents Caucus recognizes engagement as a process, and collaboration as the ultimate goal.

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Toolkit Training Report

Tootlkit PowerPoint Presentation

Please Support the New Jersey Parents Caucus

Please make a difference in the lives of children and their families throughout the state of New Jersey by supporting the New Jersey Parents Caucus.

As the parents and family members raising children with mental health challenges, we know too well the importance of finding appropriate services and support, and connecting with an organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for children and their families.