The Jersey City Police Chaplain program was established in September 2017 to use local clergy members to assist residents who experience violence and other difficult situations.  In addition to providing comfort and support, the chaplains will serve as a liaison to social services and other resources that an individual or family may need during a time of loss or violence.

The Chaplain program is a joint initiative of the Mayor’s Office, the Department of Public Safety, and the Department of Health & Human Services. The Chaplains will be called by the Jersey City Police Department.  The program uses ministers from a variety of faith traditions, who are rooted in Jersey City and are trained for this kind of community care.  The program is supported by a $10,000 grant from the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.