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HUNTERDON COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS

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OPERATION HELPING HANDS

Operation Helping Hand is funded through the State of New Jersey Office of Attorney General whereby law enforcement officers play an active role in connecting individuals suffering from opioid addiction with vital treatment, recovery and/or support services. A form of support service is the utilization of a recovery coach who is connected with an individual to assist the individual with linkage to detox, treatment, aftercare and reintegration into the community.

Visit Operation Helping Hand for more information...

HUNTERDON COUNTY SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRY

The Hunterdon County Special Needs Registry is a way to share helpful information with first responders, in a time of crisis. The registry is voluntary and open to anyone residing, attending school, or working in Hunterdon County. Anyone who may require additional assistance due to special needs during a police, fire, or medical emergency is eligible for the registry. This can include individuals with autism, those who are deaf/hearing impaired or blind, those with intellectual or developmental disabilities, people with mobility issues, or individuals with dementia. In the event someone is unable to submit information on their own, a person who is authorized to act on their behalf may do so. Proof of representation (i.e. POA, guardianship) must be submitted at the time of registration. The registry application will be entered into a secure database at Hunterdon County Communications, our countywide emergency dispatch center. If there is a call for service at the registrant’s address, dispatchers will be able to alert emergency responders that there may be a unique situation in your home involving a person with special needs.

Registration Form

CAR SEATS

Parents and caregivers can receive hands-on instruction from certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians on how to choose, correctly install, and use car seats and booster seats. The technicians are available to teach parents and caregivers how to choose the right car seat for a child’s age and size, how to correctly install the seat in their vehicle, and how to use that seat correctly every time. They will also discuss the importance of registering car seats in case of a recall.

Child Seat Safety Checks. Held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the Route 12 County Complex - Hazmat Building located at 314 State Route 12, Flemington, NJ 08822 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Contact Detective Sergeant Kelsey Marsh at 908-788-1129.

The following recommendations will provide the safest way to transport your child according to the American Academy of ensures compliance with the New Jersey Child Passenger Restraint Law. (Title 39:3-76.2a)

  1. A child under the age of 2 years and 30 pounds shall be secured in a rear-facing seat equipped with a 5-point harness.
  2. A child under the age of 4 years and 40 pounds shall be secured as described in (A) until they reach the upper limits of the rear-facing seat, then in a forward-facing child restraint equipped with a 5-point harness.
  3. A child under the age of 8 and a height of 57 inches shall be secured as described in (A) or (B) until they reach the upper limits of the rear-facing or forward-facing seat, then in a belt positioning booster seat.
  4. A child over 8 years of age or 57 inches in height must be properly secured by a seat belt in a rear seat of a motor vehicle.

VETERANS DIVERSION

On December 1, 2017, the Veterans Diversion Program (VDP) went into effect across the state and is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:43-23 to 31.  The purpose of the program is to provide veterans who are suffering from a mental illness or substance abuse and are charged with certain criminal offenses, the help they need by routing them through community and government-based resources.

To be eligible, a participant must meet three criteria:

  • A veteran or currently serving member of the U.S. armed forces, or a reserve component thereof, or the organized militia (National Guard);
  • That has an eligible offense (non-violent petty disorderly offenses, disorderly persons offenses, 3rd, and 4th degree indictable offenses, and
  • Has a mental illness or who is believed to have a mental illness based on behaviors and symptoms exhibited during the offense or while in custody.

A person is not eligible for this program if they have a pending first or second-degree charge; a prior conviction for a No Early Release Act crime; or a crime or offense involving violence or the threat of violence.  Persons charged with an offense involving domestic violence likely will not be eligible.

  • Defendants may apply to the prosecutor for admission at any time prior to disposition of the charges.  The prosecutor has full discretion in the admission process.
  • Defendants must fill out the application form, provide proof of discharge or service, and seek an evaluation from their local veteran service provider. 
  • No plea of guilt is required for admission and the court will divert the case if accepted.
  • After a minimum of 6 months from the date of diversion, the prosecutor may move for dismissal of the criminal charges if the defendant has complied with the terms and conditions of the agreement and has no new charges. Prosecutors may also ask for an immediate expungement of charges.

Download the Veterans Diversion Resource Entities Directory

IMMIGRANT TRUST

Download the Hunterdon County Immigrant Trust Policy

U and T Visas Some immigrant victims of crimes may be able to get special Visas called U and/or T Visas. These Visas protect victims of certain crimes who help law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of those crimes. U and T visas provide the following benefits:

  • Temporary status for up to 4 years;
  • Allow you to apply for employment authorization;
  • Allow you to apply for temporary status for certain family members;
  • Allow U/T visa holders and family members to apply for permanent residence (sometimes known as a “green card”)

You can apply for a U or T Visa by visiting the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office at the Hunterdon Justice Complex, 65 Park Avenue, Flemington, NJ 08801, during normal business hours (8:30am – 4:30pm).

Get more information from the federal government about U and T visas:

 

 

 

Renee M. Robeson, Hunterdon County Prosecutor
Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renée M. Robeson

HUNTERDON COUNTY OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTOR
65 Park Avenue
P.O. Box 756
Flemington, NJ 08822

prosecutor@co.hunterdon.nj.us
Phone: 908-788-1129

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