Newark Community Street Team
The Newark Community Street Team (NCST) was founded by Mayor Ras J. Baraka as Newark's community-based violence reduction strategy. NCST draws upon an evidence-based, trauma informed approach to violence reduction. NCST hires, trains and deploys Outreach Workers and High Risk Interventionists in the South and West Wards of Newark to provide casework to those at greatest risk of becoming a victim or a perpetrator of violence. Team members engage in high-risk intervention, offer Safe Passage at contracted schools, and provide support to crime survivors who are overlooked by traditional victim services agencies.