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Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ)

(973) 643-3876

Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ)

ACNJ is the trusted, independent voice putting children’s needs first for more than 30 years. We educate the public and policymakers and equip caregivers with the information they need to be their child’s strongest ally. Our work results in better laws and policies, more effective funding and stronger services for children and families. This means more children are given the chance to grow up safe, healthy and educated

Our mission is to give voice to the needs of children by educating and engaging state leaders and educating the public through research, policy and legal analysis and strategic communications.

ACNJ Advocacy Agenda:

  • Child Protection
  • Early Learning
  • Family Economic Success
  • Child Health
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Children's Legal Rights

ACNJ is statewide non-profit advocacy organization. We do not provide direct services, but they work on behalf of children and families by conducting research, developing legislation, and maintaining oversight of the policies and programs of our state administrative agencies.

Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
Community Services
Legal / Advocacy
Health Services
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Areas Served
  • State-Wide

Last Updated: 05/12/24