To learn about how you can help transform juvenile justice in New Jersey, contact:

Retha Onitiri PMP
Statewide Coordinator
609.903.3433
ronitiri [at] njisj [dot] org

Retha Onitiri is the Juvenile Justice Campaign Manager at the New Jersey Institution for Social Justice. The Juvenile Justice Campaign’s primary goal is decarceration – reducing the number of youth locked in secure facilities in New Jersey. Other goals include ensuring that children in the system are treated fairly and in accordance with the system’s rehabilitative ideal, and reducing the number of children arrested and referred to the system.

Retha also leads New Jersey Communities Forward (NJCF), an Initiative focused on building a coalition for change on issues of criminal justice, economic mobility, and civic engagement. NJCF is the community outreach arm of NJISJ established to develop local leadership teams in major cities across New Jersey, host community forums, and identify issues and community-based solutions.

Prior to joining NJISJ, Retha worked in the private sector and was responsible for Readiness Project Management of complex telecommunications High Leverage Networks and Services, Training and Skills Development projects for a Software Integration organization, and Supply Chain North American Operations for Internet Protocol (IP) Platform products at Alcatel-Lucent. Retha is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has a Masters of Science Degree in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.