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.