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For Immediate Release:  
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August 31, 2005

Office of The Attorney General
- Peter C. Harvey, Attorney General
Division of Criminal Justice
- Vaughn L. McKoy, Director

 

Rachel Sacharow
609-984-1936

 

“It’s-For-U-NJ” Support Program
9/11 Assistance Program Provides Support and Counseling to New Jersey Residents and New York Commuters
Attorney General Peter C. Harvey to Launch Radio Campaign Reminding Residents that Help is Still Available

TRENTON - Four years after the 9/11 tragedy, thousands of New Jersey residents - particularly those who commute to NYC - still experience trauma, anxiety and grief as part of their daily lives, routine and activity. Recognizing that the emotional needs of many New Jerseyans remain unmet, New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey has launched a radio campaign to remind residents that free information, support and counseling services are still available.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 5, a Public Service Announcement (PSA) will run on radio stations throughout New Jersey for two weeks, reminding New Jersey residents that the Attorney General’s Division of Criminal Justice and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s “For You New Jersey” continues to provide free information, support and counseling services

“The memory of 9/11 is still painful for far too many of us,” the PSA states. “Many are still feeling anger, anxiety, and fear. We can help. This is New Jersey Attorney General Peter Harvey. We’ve started a new program called For You New Jersey. For You New Jersey offers information, material, and easily accessible support services with trained experts for all New Jersey residents. 9/11 impacted all of us. But while we don’t want to ever forget 9/11, we don’t want it to get the best of us either. If your memories are still affecting your daily life, if you’re still feeling withdrawn or somber, it may be time to talk to someone. Please, take this opportunity to get the information and support you need. To find out more, call 1-866-4-U-NJ-911. That’s 1-866-486-5911. It’s free. It’s confidential. It’s For You New Jersey.”

The “It’s-4-U-NJ” campaign, funded with $5 million in federal grant monies, is geared to help New Jersey residents recover from the impact of the disaster by offering information. The “It’s-4-U-NJ” counseling and support program is sponsored by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s University Behavioral HealthCare and the Attorney General’s Division of Criminal Justice. The 24-hour, toll-free hotline phone number is 1-866-4-U-NJ-9-11 (1-866-486-5911). The www.4unj911.org Web site is in place to aid anyone seeking assistance.

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