Press Releases : Essex County

Governor Murphy, Attorney General Platkin Announce $12 Million in Funding for Community Crisis Response Teams

Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced today that up to $12 million in funding will be made available to establish the Community Crisis Response Team (CCRT) Pilot Program.

Owner of Essex County School Bus Company Pleads Guilty to Charges Stemming from Company’s Use of Unqualified Drivers and Unsafe Buses to Transport Children

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA) announced today that an Essex County-based school bus company and one of its owners pleaded guilty, after hiring unqualified drivers, failing to perform drug tests and background checks, operating unsafe buses, and attempting to conceal their misconduct.

AG Platkin Announces Over $6M Seized Under Judgment by Consent After Death of CEO in Medicaid Fraud Scheme

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) announced today that the State has seized approximately $6.4 million under a final judgment by consent, resolving a case against a now-deceased defendant whose chain of mental health clinics engaged in an elaborate bogus-billing scheme that defrauded Medicaid.

Juvenile Justice Commission Announces the Opening of the Essex County Restorative and Transformative Justice Hub

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) today announced the opening of the first of four planned Restorative and Transformative Justice Hubs (RTJ Hubs) in New Jersey.

AG Platkin Announces Enforcement Actions in Eight Source-of-Income Discrimination Cases

New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination Bars Landlords from Discriminating Against Potential Tenants Based on Their Receipt of Government Rental Assistance.

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