LESNIAK TO UNVEIL ‘VIOLENCE COMMISSION’ LEGISLATION

Senate Democrats

Measure Would Declare Violence a Public Health Emergency, Support Stronger Gun Control Measures and Expand Mental Health Programs to Defuse Violence in NJ Communities

TRENTON – Senator Raymond J. Lesniak, along with Salaam Ismial, Director, National United Youth Council, and a representative from Union County’s Mental Health Court, will be on hand tomorrow, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 at 11:00 AM in STATEHOUSE ROOM 103 across from the Senate Chambers to unveil the Senator’s legislation to reduce violence in New Jersey communities.

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By Phil Gregory, WBGO News
Trenton. Dec. 19, 2012

The bill would declare violence a public health crisis in New Jersey so the state could get money from the federal Centers For Disease Control and Prevention to deal with the problem.Senator Ray Lesniak says the legislation also recommends the expansion of involuntary outpatient commitments to treat mental health issues before they erupt into violence.

“There is no panacea. Violence will continue, but there are many cases where you can spot it ahead of time and prevent it.”

“As President Obama so eloquently stated at the Sandy Hook Prayer Vigil, ‘No single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. But that can’t be an excuse for inaction,’” said Senator Lesniak, D-Union. “We cannot simply accept the status quo any longer when children are being gunned down in classrooms in Connecticut or on the streets in urban New Jersey. It’s time that we get serious about reducing violence and protecting the innocent from becoming victims.”

Senator Lesniak’s legislation would declare violence a public health crisis in New Jersey, opening up the possibility of using funds from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to mitigate the crisis. The legislation would recommend the expansion of the use of involuntary out-treatment commitments and mental health courts to treat mental health issues before they erupt into violence and divert mentally ill offenders to court-mandated treatment. It would also recommend federal adoption of gun control measures and would establish a Study Commission on Violence to make policy recommendations to reduce violence in the Garden State.

NEW JERSEY ROAD TO WASHINGTON DC II

Monday, January 21, 2013

5:00am until 4:00pm

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Celebrating 30 Years of Service


Salaam Ismial Founder National United Youth Council Inc.

Celebrates 30 Years of Service

Thursday, October 18

Location:
Polish Club Banquet Center
625 Pulaski Street Elizabeth New Jersey 07202

Dinner- Dance- Trio Band – DJ Cool Will

UYC Awards 30 Medals of Honors

Al SharptonMuhammad AliIlyasah ShabazzRussell Simmons Raymond Lesniak


Honorees Include :
Rev. Al Sharpton (National Action Network), Muhammad Ali (Muhammad Ali Educational Center),
Ilyasah & Malaak Shabazz(Malcolm X/Dr. Betty Shabazz Center), Russell Simmons (Peace Keepers Organization), Raymond Lesniak (NJ State Senate)

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18 City Statewide Tour for Peace

NJ ANTI-VIOLENCE TOUR 4 PEACE
18 CITIES IN 8 DAYS

START TUESDAY JULY 24 TO TUESDAY JULY 31

THE TOUR PURPOSE IS TO BRING STATEWIDE AWARENESS AND ACTION

THE TOUR MISSION IS TO:

  1. URGE THE GOVERNOR AND STATE LEGISLATORS TO DECLARE VIOLENCE A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS
  2. URGE STATE LEGISLATORS TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON VIOLENCE IN ALL DISTRICTS
  3. ESTABLISH A STATE COMMISSION TO : STUDY THE VIOLENCE TREND, IT’S SOURCE, AND ITS IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY. AND TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE METHOD TO ADDRESS THIS EPIDEMIC.

TOUR SCHEDULE:

  • TUESDAY JULY 24 ELIZABETH 5PM, ROSELLE 6PM, LINDEN 7PM
  • WEDNESDAY JULY 25 EAST ORANGE 4:00PM, IRVINGTON 5PM NEWARK 6PM JERSEY CITY 7PM
  • THURSDAY JULY 26 FRANKLIN 6PM NEW BRUNSWICK 7PM
  • FRIDAY JULY 27 ATLANTIC CITY 7PM
  • SATURDAY JULY 28 ASBURY PARK 1PM LAKEWOOD 2PM
  • SUNDAY JULY 29 PLAINFIELD 11AM
  • MONDAY JULY 30 PATERSON 6PM PASSIAC 7PM
  • TUESDAY JULY 31 TRENTON 1PM SALEM 3PM CAMDEN 5PM
  • SALAAM ISMIAL DIRECTOR NATIONAL UNITED YOUTH COUNCIL
    AND REV AL SHARPTON NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK

CONTACT INFO: (215) 316-7952 web site: unitedyouthcouncil.org