Community Justice

The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office continuously seeks to build and reinforce understanding and cooperation in the County through proactive crime prevention programs and initiatives. Since there needs to be more effective communication between the communities and law enforcement agencies to address problems, the Office of the Prosecutor has utilized funds from grant JAG 3-4-06 to ensure that a more effective plan and increased effort is in place. One of the most important goals of this initiative is to prevent and reduce crime and juvenile delinquency through a collaborative partnership between law enforcement and the community which will result in a better quality of life.

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As part of the Prosecutor’s Office community outreach effort, citizen Advisory Board was established. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to promote and foster positive relationships within the community in order to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Cape May County by addressing community concerns and utilizing proactive programs to enhance the safety of all who live and visit the County. The Board is comprised of a diverse group of individuals representing Middle Township, Wildwood, and Woodbine. The Board assists the Prosecutor’s Office with ideas for crime prevention and reduction of juvenile delinquency. We are currently seeking a few members f to fill vacancies on the Board. Please contact Captain Michael Emmer at (609) 465-1135 or for further information.

The Green Dot Program
The NJ State Board of Education recognizes outstanding achievement for students who work as a team to make a significant contribution to their school, community, and families. CMCES was the only Elementary School in the State of New Jersey to achieve this honor. Fourteen NJ High Schools were also presented with this prestigious award. CMCES accepted the award at the Annual Student Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the NJ State Board of Education Bldg., River View Executive Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.
The Green Dot Program, “Take a Stand, Lend A Hand” is an anti-bullying program. The purpose of the Program is to promote socialization, team building, community involvement and the role of the bystander to stop harassment, intimidation, and bullying:
It was implemented based on the research-based Green Dot Program presented by Dr. Dorothy Edwards, University of Kentucky, at the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Annual Conference, Wildwood Convention Center,2011.
The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and the Cape May City School District work in partnership for sustaining the Green Dot Program Although originally designed for college-aged students, the CMCES Staff and Administration modified the Program to meet the need of elementary-aged students.
The Program focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the bystander since research shows there are 30 bystanders between every perpetrator and every victim
The Green Dot Program also focuses on community involvement including Law Enforcement, Municipal Offices, assistive agencies, and private organizations.
The Green Dot Program shows students how they may take an active role in preventing and reporting acts of harassment, intimidation, and bullying.

A special thank you to Mrs. Lee Anne Tarr, Mr. Rocky Doto, Mrs. Anne Borger, and Ms. Kim White for their creative and imaginative ideas and activities to make the Green Dot Program soar to success at the Cape May City Elementary School.