August 10, 2021


TOMORROW: Transformative Restorative Justice Bill to be Signed into Law



August 10, 2021


Laurie Beacham, 917.847.6000 or


NEWARK — On Wednesday, August 11, Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, on behalf of the Murphy administration, will sign into law the Restorative and Transformative Justice for Youths and Communities Pilot Program bill (A4663/S2924).

With a two-year pilot program in Newark, Camden, Paterson and Trenton, four cities disproportionately impacted by youth incarceration, this legislation will move over $8 million from our antiquated and ineffective youth incarceration system toward the proven practice of restorative justice – an approach that focuses on building healthy relationships and resolving conflicts in communities to decrease youth involvement in the youth justice system.