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What is CAP?

NJ CAP is a program of the Department of Children and Families, with CAP Projects in all 21 counties in New Jersey.

New Jersey Child Assault Prevention (NJ CAP) is a statewide community-based prevention program. With a motto “All Children Deserve to be Safe, Strong and Free” ®, the CAP program seeks to reduce children’s vulnerability to abuse, neglect and bullying by providing comprehensive prevention workshops for children, parent, and school staff. NJ CAP supervises 21 county CAP offices and over 200 program facilitators. The project is sponsored by the NJ Department of Children and Families and supported by school districts across the State. NJ CAP is one of 25 CAP Regional Training Centers of the International Center for Assault Prevention. https://njcap.org/  

Morris/Sussex CAP, https://njcap.org/morris-sussex-counties-cap-project/ , contact is Ellen Gallagher covers Morris and Sussex.

By becoming a CAP Facilitator:

  • You could be presenting workshops which teach empowerment strategies to deal with potentially dangerous situations to children in schools in your county.
  • You could participate in an international prevention education program which has been recognized as “the most comprehensive prevention program in the country today.”
  • You could receive intensive and ongoing training which will prepare you to present the workshops in various curricula, handle concerns, and advocate for children.
  • You could receive certification as a Prevention Education Facilitator in the CAP Program.
  • You could have a flexible schedule of part-time work during school hours which truly makes a difference in keeping children “SAFE, STRONG, and FREE.”
  • You could be part of a team of committed, experienced, and supportive people who are CAP Facilitators.

IF YOU ARE:                                                                  

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Able to attend a four-day training
  • Willing to participate in pre and post training interviews
  • Agreeable to background check
  • Punctual and dedicated
  • Have transportation

New Jersey Child Assault Prevention (NJ CAP) County Coordinators                                                             

Atlantic/Cape May

Coordinator: Pam Celenza

Office/Fax (609) 748-9773   Cell: 609-412-9675

Email: [email protected]



Coordinator: Debbie Tedino

Cell: 201-873-1708

Email: [email protected]



Coordinator: Samara Rudd

Office: 609-254-5046

Email: [email protected] 



Coordinator: Suzanne Bacon

Office: (856) 696-0921   Cell: 609-805-3253

Email: [email protected]



Coordinator: Dwayne Dixon

Office: (908) 590-6077   

Email: [email protected]



Coordinator: Kim Pinto

Cell: 609-636-8670

Email: [email protected]



Coordinator: Millie Castillo

Cell: 973-420-8573

Email: [email protected]



Coordinator: Debbie Wilson

Cell: (908) 310-6583   

Email: [email protected]


Coordinator: Erika Hillman

Office: (609) 695-3739x 10   Cell: 609-439-8401

Email:  [email protected]



Coordinator: Kathi Indiviglio

Office: (732) 583-1120

Email:  [email protected]



Coordinator: Margaret Montone

Office: (732) 566- 3397 Cell: 732-492-1865

Email: [email protected]



Coordinator: Ellen Gallagher

Office: (973) 293-1052   Cell: 973-670-2308

Email: [email protected]



Coordinator: Barbara Gitelson

Office: (732) 270-0056   Cell: 732-779-1256

Email: [email protected]



Coordinator: Priscilla Franzyshen

Cell 908- 938-7074

Email: [email protected]



Coordinator: Araceli (Celi) Galvis

Cell: 201-452-7402

Email: [email protected]


You can join the CAP team. Contact the Morris/Sussex CAP Coordinator Ellen [email protected]