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Announcing the 2018 Russ Berrie Making a Difference Awards Recipients,
The Russell Berrie Foundation, May 9, 2018

$20K in Grants Awarded to Projects that 'Believe in Trenton', Cristina Rojas,, August 31, 2017

Enhancing Trauma Awareness Enhances Lives of Our Clients, written by Disability Rights Advocate Carrie Ann Young, Esq., August 2015

Preparing for Transition through Volunteerism, NEW JERSEY LAWYER, February 2015

Dreams, Family Spirit, Tradition of Service Alive in Trenton, Trenton Downtowner, November 2013

Affiliate Leader Spotlight: Melissa Gertz, American Bar Association's THE AFFILIATE, Vol. 36, No. 3, January/February 2011

What Would You Teach the You of Yesteryear? Social Activist Melissa Gertz: How to be Practical, written by Executive Director Melissa A. Gertz, Esq., US1, August 18, 2010

Two Alums Honored as Outstanding Young Lawyers by the New Jersey State Bar Association, Rutgers School of Law-Newark, June 17, 2010

NJSBA Young Lawyers in the Spotlight, NJSBA Press Release, June 8, 2010

Trenton Firm Serves Disabled Vets and Nonvets, THE TRENTON TIMES, May 27, 2010

From Aspiring to Inspiring, American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division's publication THE YOUNG LAWYER, January 2010

Trio Opens Community Justice Center: Voice for Veterans, Disabled, NJ ESQUIRE, March 30, 2009, featuring NJ Supreme Court Justice Virginia A. Long

New Center Promises Community Justice, US1, March 25, 2009

Lawyers Join Forces to Aid Disabled Veterans, THE TRENTON TIMES, March 22, 20009

Filling the Gap: New Jersey's New Voice for Veterans, Spring 2009



NJTV's One-on-One with Steve Adubato, January 15, 2021
"As part of the “25 for 25” series celebrating the Russell Berrie Foundation’s Making a Difference Awards 25th Anniversary, Steve Adubato speaks with Melissa A. Gertz, Esq., Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Community Justice Center in Trenton, about the needs of veterans with disabilities and their families. Melissa also talks about the impact of being a 2018 Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award honoree."

Live and Unedited! The Community Justice Center on WIMG's In the Public Interest, with Diane Lewis, September 1, 2009

WIMG Interview


Founders were also featured on StoryCorps, which airs on NPR's Fresh Air, created in association with the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division, February 13, 2009; this interview is provided courtesy of StoryCorps, a national project of Sound Portraits Productions to record and collect stories of everyday Americans.

StoryCorps Interview


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Press Releases

CJC Receives Fall 2015 Grant from I Am Trenton Community Foundation, October 28, 2015

CJC Receives Fall 2014 Grant from I Am Trenton Community Foundation, October 2, 2014

Executive Director Melissa A. Gertz, Esq., published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries, July 1, 2014

CJC Receives Multi-Year Support from the Harbourton Foundation, April 2, 2012

CJC Announces Partnership with Middlesex County's Elijah's Promise, March 18, 2011

CJC Receives Fall 2010 Grant from Princeton Area Community Foundation, December 27, 2010

CJC Press Release, March 1, 2009


Mercer County Board of Social Services (MCBOSS) Newsletter, June 2009

Rutgers School of Law-Newark's Newsletter, February 2009, Page 2

Rutgers School of Law-Newark, Alumni Achievements