Newark Community Street Team
The Newark Community Street Team (NCST) was founded by Mayor Ras J. Baraka as Newark’s community-based violence reduction strategy. NCST draws upon an evidence-based, trauma informed approach to violence reduction. NCST hires, trains and deploys Outreach Workers and High Risk Interventionists in the South and West Wards of Newark to:
Provide casework to those at greatest risk of becoming a victim or a perpetrator of violence
Engage in high-risk intervention, both mediating on-going disputes that may result in violence and preventing retaliation.
Offer Safe Passage at contracted schools
Provide support to crime survivors who are overlooked by traditional victim services agencies.