Vision

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

Mission

The New Jersey Parents’ Caucus, Inc. is a coalition of parents, caregivers and young adults with lived experience whose mission is to ensure that families raising children 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 special education systems.

  • The FIRST statewide family-driven organization in New Jersey designated & funded by SAMHSA as a Statewide Family Network.
  • 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.

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 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.

New Jersey Parents' Caucus Needs Your Help

Want to join in making a difference? I'm raising money to benefit the New Jersey Youth Caucus' Children of Children's program. Your donation will help support the children of our Youth Caucus Members who are currently incarcerated and struggling with an emotional or behavioral challenge.