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What is 4U NJ 1st and how did it come about?

4U NJ 1st is a helpline provided through a grant from the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General's Division of Criminal Justice with services provided by UMDNJ/UBHC and a partnership between the New Jersey Disaster Critical Incident Stress Response (NJDCISR) and the UMDNJ/UBHC.

 

NJDCISR was established through a grant offered by the New Jersey Office of Victim Witness Advocacy. It allowed the Office of Employee and Organization Development (OEOD) and UMDNJ/UBHC to collaborate its efforts on First Responders victimized by disaster response after September 11, 2001.

 

The Services provided by this partnership include:

Peer Support: providing 24 hour, 7 days a week support by professionals who are trained to work on the hotline as peer supporters.

Self-Directed Le