Attorney General Issues Directive to Law Enforcement Regarding Use of Blood Samples from Newborn Screening Program

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced today that he has issued a Directive to law enforcement executives and county prosecutors establishing new limits on attempts to obtain newborn “bloodspot” information in connection with criminal investigations.

Three Employees of Long-Term Care Facilities Indicted in Two Separate Elder Abuse Cases in Ocean and Camden Counties

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced three long-term care facility workers are facing pending criminal charges stemming from alleged mistreatment of people in their care.

Former Law Firm Chief Financial Officer Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Firm of More Than $1.5M and Tax Evasion

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) today announced that a former Chief Financial Officer of a national law firm based in New Jersey, pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1.5 million from the firm and evading payment of income tax owed to the State of New Jersey.

Somerset County Man Charged with Federal Hate Crime for Breaking into Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University and Destroying Property

A Somerset County, New Jersey, man has been charged with a federal hate crime for breaking into the Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University (CILRU) in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and destroying property, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger for the District of New Jersey, Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, and New Jersey State Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced.

AG Platkin Announces New Law Enforcement Guidelines for Sexual Assault Responses at Sexual Violence Prevention Symposium in Trenton

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today announced he has issued a Directive to law enforcement that expands the standard Sexual Assault Response Team activation period from five to seven days from when the incident is reported to have occurred, providing survivors of sexual assault more time to access the trauma-informed services consistent with enhancements in medical and forensic science.

Governor Murphy, Attorney General Platkin, and New Jersey State Police Announce a Nearly 70% Reduction in Expungement Backlog

Governor Phil Murphy, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin, the New Jersey State Police (NJSP), and the Division of Criminal Justice today announced a 117% increase in processed final expungement orders from 2022 to 2023 and a nearly 70% reduction in the number of pending applications from its peak.