Mission: Community Outreach Program Provide information to community members to educate and inform them on the needs of children and families
Programs: Community outreach program: provide information to community members to educate and inform them on the needs of children and families.
public policy: review and analyze state and national legislation and other policies that affect children, to protect their rights and improve programs and services for these children and their families.
legal center: provide information on laws affecting children to the general public in response to inquiries made by the public and through use of publications and training methods.
For more than 30 years, ACNJ has been New Jersey's 'go-to' organization for business leaders and policy makers when it comes to issues affecting children. Through its "Kids Count" project, leaders at ACNJ have worked to collect, compile and present quantitative information about the status of children in our state, allowing law makers to make data-driven decisions about programs and services for children. Recent victories at ACNJ have resulted in improvements in funding for high quality child care, and for expansion of our state's school breakfast program. I am a proud board member and supporter - I like knowing that my annual donation to ACNJ goes beyond direct service to build a better system for all children.