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Project HIRE

The Arc of New Jersey is looking for motivated individuals with developmental disabilities for a work based learning experience in Monmouth County.  Selected candidates participate in internships located within law enforcement agencies overseen by a "Cadet Mentor."  This mentor is a designee working for the municipality who determines and assigns tasks for the cadets to complete throughout their shift. 

Tasks are individualized and are not limited to but can include anything from maintaining files to assisting departments with community outreach. Additionally, eligible cadets receive guided employment instruction to help them connect with their ultimate goal, competitive employment in their community. Currently, the internships take place four days per week, 4 hours per day.   This program is currently only available in Monmouth County.


Photo courtesy of the Asbury Park Press

Photo courtesy of the Asbury Park Press

Registration for this program is currently closed. 
Thanks to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office and participating Monmouth County law enforcement agencies for making this program a success.  At this time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no assignments of new cadets.  Please check this site in the future for new developments.

Eligible candidates will meet these minimum requirements:

  • Seeking competitive employment in the community
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Willing to complete a background check and/or drug testing
  • Have access to reliable transportation
  • New Jersey resident

No previous work experience is required.  All apprenticeships are done at law enforcement agencies.

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Photo courtesy of the Asbury Park Press

Photo courtesy of the Asbury Park Press