Crime

Gun Buybacks: Effective & Easy to Replicate

Gun buybacks are a safe and effective tool for removing unwanted firearms from homes and communities. It’s why the Community Foundation of New Jersey has worked with several families across our state to bring gun buyback programs to their hometowns.…

NJ Spotlight: Crime Up in NJ Cities

September 18, 2013 NJ Spotlight takes a look at crime in New Jersey’s urban centers and the numbers don’t look good.  Here’s what they found: Each of the six cities designated by the state police Uniform Crime Report as “major…

Spotlight on Newark

May 29, 2013 The Community Foundation of New Jersey has long worked with the City of Newark – as well as other partners in Newark – to improve the city’s quality of life.  In fact, when we were founded in…

Self-Taught Criminologist Takes on Newark Crime

April 16, 2013 The Community Foundation is among many foundations and community organizations that have long worked to alleviate Newark’s chronic crime problem.  Funding the Newark Police Foundation has been a highlight, as has supporting programs such as “Operation Ceasefire”…

Safety First, Prosperity Next

February 6, 2013 Newark Mayor Cory Booker has an ambitious goal: to dramatically lower crime in the city. “Public safety is Mayor Booker’s number one priority,” says Bari Mattes, a senior advisor to the mayor. “Until the city is safe,…