’s Anthony Bellano Reports

A statewide task force charged with helping improve New Jersey’s youth justice system is seeking public input, the state attorney general’s office announced on Monday. The state is particularly interested in hearing from those who have been directly impacted by the system.

The Task Force for the Continued Transformation of Youth Justice in New Jersey will hold a listening session at KROC Corps Community Center in Camden from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23. The center is located at 1865 Harrison Avenue in Camden.

“We’re calling on members of the community to share their ideas, experiences and opinions related to New Jersey’s youth justice system and suggest ways to improve it,” said Dr. Jennifer LeBaron, Acting Executive Director of the Juvenile Justice Commission and Chairperson of the Task Force. “We welcome comments about any aspect of the system, but we are particularly interested in feedback on several specific topics of interest.”