about us

The North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI) is one of New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive HIV/AIDS community-based organization.

Our mission is “to empower our clients by reducing social and health disparities in the greater Newark area.” We will accomplish this through increased access to medical care and other concrete services including psychosocial support, practical skills building and knowledge dissemination.

NJCRI conducts state-wide HIV clinical trials, and provide HIV treatment, care and prevention services in the Greater Newark Area.  Populations we serve includes youth and adults, men and women, men who have sex with men, people who acquire or who are at risk for HIV through injection drug use and others.

NJCRI also seeks to address the concerns and disparities of access to health care faced by minority populations.  Some of the non-HIV related services we offer include behavioral research, chronic illness management education, street outreach, substance abuse treatment, transportation, food pantry, syringe exchange, a drop-in center for homeless substance users, and two drop-in centers for persons who are LGBTIQ and technical assistance to other community-based organizations. Approximately 7,500 people avail themselves of our free and confidential services each year.