2018 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 9 - CHILDREN--JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURTS
Chapter 25
Section 9:25-5 - Community service projects; agreements with sponsors; employment of corps; contents; duration of employment or assignment of disadvantaged youth; repo

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 9:25-5 (2018)

Section: 9:25-5: Community service projects; agreements with sponsors; employment of corps; contents; duration of employment or assignment of disadvantaged youth; repo

a. The Commissioner of Community Affairs is authorized to enter into agreements with sponsors of community service projects for the employment of the Corps in these projects. The agreement may delegate to the sponsor the recruitment of eligible youth into the Corps for employment in the project or provision for recruitment or their training or both. The sponsor may be required to contribute a portion of the cost. Any eligible youth employed or assigned pursuant to the provisions of this act shall be so employed or assigned without regard to the provisions of Title II of the Revised Statutes where otherwise applicable.

b. An agreement under subsection a. of this section shall set forth:

(1) A general description of each community service project designated.

(2) The number of corps members to be assigned to each project; a description of the nature and duration of their employment.

(3) The amount of funds required to sustain each project, distinguishing between the amounts required for corps members' stipends, and the amounts required for other purposes.

(4) A statement of the amount and purpose of State funds to be contributed toward the expenses set forth in paragraph (3), above, and the manner and timing of their disbursement.

(5) A further description of projects or budgetary detail as the Commissioner of Community Affairs may require.

c. No disadvantaged youth shall be employed or assigned pursuant to the provisions of this act for a period in excess of 52 weeks unless the commissioner shall find, in the exercise of his discretion, that a longer period is required, if appropriate.

d. Each community service project sponsor shall submit to the commissioner, within 60 days of the termination of each community service project for which a grant has been received, a report on the accomplishments of the goals and objectives of the project and may be required to submit an audit of the project conducted by an independent certified public accountant, according to regulations specified by the commissioner.

e. It is lawful for the governing body of a municipality to appropriate funds of the municipality, or to receive and expend money or anything of value made available to it for the purpose from any public or private source, for the support of any activities or projects of the corps within the municipality, pursuant to delegation of administrative authority under this section.

L.1984, c. 198, s. 5, eff. Nov. 27, 1984.

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