Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross’ bipartisan Jobs Plus Recovery Act was signed into law – as part of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act. Norcross’ bill establishes a pilot program to give addicts access to job training services during the recovery process, helping lower the likelihood of relapse and providing a boost to local economies.
"There are more jobs and educational opportunities in Camden City, and our communities are steadily becoming safer and more secure. Now, innovative programs like this will ensure that Camden keeps rising and leading the nation on improvements to our justice system," Rep. Donald Norcross (D-1) said. "The trailblazing law enforcement progress in Camden is thanks to positive relationships between all levels of government, leaders of local institutions and nonprofit organizations. As Camden City builds upon New Jersey's bail reform success, I look forward to working with partners in Camden, New Jersey and Congress to enact meaningful criminal justice reform that makes our system fair and effective."
A new network led by the City of Camden’s educational institutions hopes to increase the number Camden residents who have earned post-secondary education credentials by 50 percent by 2023.
On Saturday, Rowan University, Rutgers University—Camden, Camden County College, the Camden City School District (CCSD) and over 15 community programs came together at the Salvation Army Kroc Center to launch the Camden College Access Network (CCAN) — an initiative to connect Camden students and their families to post-secondary educational resources with the goal to make higher education a reality for more Camden residents.
U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross has proved himself to be a dedicated representative of the constituents of the 1st Congressional District.
Although the district represents only Maple Shade and Palmyra in Burlington County, Norcross plays a vital role in the U.S. House as a staunch supporter of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, the state’s second-largest employer.
Norcross, of Camden, is well-positioned as a member for four years of the House Armed Services Committee. Most important, he was part of the New Jersey contingent of lawmakers that secured two dozen KC-46 refueling tankers at the base starting in 2020, which will better fortify the base against a Base Realignment and Closure threat as well as provide numerous jobs.
As a father and grandfather, I’m focused on securing a better future for the next generation of Americans. I hope to earn your support to grow South Jersey’s economy by fighting for good jobs and higher wages, affordable educational opportunities, health care and retirement security, a strong nation and safe neighborhoods.
My life has been devoted to fighting for working families, seniors, veterans and students. I know the struggles our families face because I’ve been there myself: I attended community college, raised my first child as a single dad while struggling to find affordable child care, put two children through college, and have a son who’s a veteran and a Dreamer in my family.