NCST specializes in resolving relationship-based disputes toward a peaceful outcome. We coordinate our efforts with partners, including city agencies, service providers, policy organization, and more in order to improve the quality of life of citizens in the City of Newark.
We believe that community is at the center of creating safety and that safety is not measured by arrests or crime stats, it is measured by community wellness. NCST believes that by investing directly in the human beings who are connected to violence, you create safety. The police can respond but community prevents violence. We train our outreach workers to create safety in their own neighborhoods. We also reject that idea that outside organizations have the answers and that we need them to “save” us. This is another form of colonization. NCST is run by Newark residents and deeply committed to self-determination as the secret to creating long term improvements in public safety.