Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Sponsors Seminar on Immigration

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will sponsor a seminar tomorrow evening entitled, Know Your Rights: Immigration and Bias Issues.

The event - which is open to the public - will take place at Saint James Catholic Church, 143 Madison Street in Newark from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Authorities say the community meeting is part of the New Jersey Attorney General’s 21-County, 21st-Century Community Policing Project.

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has asked all 21 county prosecutors to hold quarterly community meetings to discuss issues relevant to community policing in the 21st century. The goal of the project is to strengthen relationships between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve – and to address areas of concern before conflicts arise.

Officials say this will be the third meeting held by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.