NJ SAFE Task Force Schedules Public Hearings

STATE — The Governor’s NJ SAFE Task Force — established on Jan. 17 to study and make recommendations on the intersection of gun control, addiction, mental health, and school safety in New Jersey — seeks public input and will hold three public hearings on these important issues. To allow input from as many members of the public as possible, the Task Force will hold hearings in the northern, central, and southern parts of New Jersey.

Members of the public will be given an opportunity to provide a brief statement on the issues of gun control, addiction, mental health, and school security. The focus of the comments should be on the mission of the Task Force — to understand how we, as a state, can better address and prevent acts of violence in our society. Because of time constraints, the Task Force asks that comments be limited to three minutes.

Members of the public who cannot attend the hearings but wish to contribute to the work of the Task Force may do so by providing written submissions to the following email address:

The hearings will be held at the following times and locations:

February 5, 2013, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Rutgers University-Camden
Rutgers Camden Campus Center
Multi-Purpose Room
326 Penn Street, Camden, NJ 08102
Parking available in Lots 13 & 14 (parking is free until Lots are full)

February 6, 2013, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Brookdale Community College
Warner Student Life Center
Room: Navesink I, II, III (SLC 216-218), on the upper level of the building
765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft NJ 07738
Parking available in Lot 7 (parking is free until Lot is full)

February 7, 2013, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Rutgers University School of Law-Newark
Center for Law and Justice, the Baker Trial Courtroom, Room 125
123 Washington Street, Newark NJ 07102
Parking is available in Lot 510 across the street from the Center for Law and Justice
(parking is free until Lot is full)

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