This project was the New Jersey implementation of a multi-state effort to replicate the Healthy Families model program, developed in 1985 in Hawaii.
Using intensive home visitation by trained caseworkers, Healthy Families provides supportive services to families at risk for abusive or neglectful behaviors toward children.
Starting in October 1995, The New Jersey initiative sought to build the infrastructure for a statewide system. Leading it was a consortium of public and private providers, administrators and advocates.
The project was part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Jersey Health Initiatives national program.