About New Jersey Youth Resource Spot (NJYRS)

NJ Youth Resource Spot is a website created for young people in New Jersey that have had some sort of involvement in the NJ Department of Children and Families.

  • Maybe you’re in foster care, or maybe you were when you were younger, and want to find out how you can get some support in preparing for adulthood or planning to live independently
  • Maybe you’re living in some sort of Transitional Housing Program, or maybe you’re homeless and looking for a place to stay
  • Maybe you have a question that no one seems to be able to answer, or maybe you want to connect with other young people that have similar experiences

If this sounds like you, or someone you care about, NJ Youth Resource Spot can help you find different programs and services that might be able to assist you. Here’s a quick overview of the site:


Resources

Check out the Resources page or click on the map on the home page to find out about different resources that might be available to you. There’s info there on housing, scholarships, health insurance and medical care - and all sorts of other programs that might be able to help.


Youth Advisory Boards (YABs)

Check out the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) link if you’d like to learn more about how to share your voice and get involved with other young people that are working to make NJ a better place for young people


Announcements and Activities

If you want to find out more info on YAB meetings, events, activities, or other opportunities throughout the state, check out the Calendar and Announcements links


Ask a Question

If you have a question about your DCPP case, check out the Ask A Question Feature.


Videos

Don’t forget to check out the Videos link for some great videos about resources that might be able to help you


Contact Us

There are a lot of different resources in New Jersey that have helped thousands of young people successfully find and follow their own paths to success. The first step for many of these young people was finding supportive adults, peers and services that were a good fit for them. NJ Youth Resource Spot is here to help you find the support you need to start your own journey!

NJ Youth Resource Spot is brought to you by the NJ Department of Children and Families (DCF) and is hosted by Rutgers School of Social Work. If you have a question about an individual case issue, DCF or Division of Children Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) policies or practice, please use the Ask A Question Feature. If you have a technical question about the website, or would like to have information about your program made available on the website, please contact: cokonkwo@ssw.rutgers.edu