1) Serving the Greater Mercer County, NJ community for the past 30 years, PEI Kids has long addressed many of the most pressing issues affecting children, including child assault and sexual abuse, bullying, gang culture, and cyber violence.
2) PEI Kids’ prevention education programs, which focus on topics such as child assault and sexual abuse prevention, bullying, and cyber-safety, reach over 13,500 children aged 3-16, as well as parents and school staff, in every municipality in Mercer County each year.
3) In 2011, PEI Kids was designated the lead agency of the Greater Mercer Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, which is part of the statewide and national “Enough Abuse” campaign.
4) On average, over 250 cases of child sexual abuse are reported in Mercer County each year. The County Prosecutor’s Office refers 98% of these cases to PEI Kids for trauma-focused therapy and family-centered support services.
5) Run in partnership with local law enforcement, including the Mercer County Juvenile Probation Department and Family Court, PEI Kids’ Juvenile Intervention programs for youth on probation and/or with anger management issues have helped more than 1,300 juvenile offenders on probation become less of a danger to themselves and the Mercer County community. These programs offer violence prevention and conflict resolution skills development, gang culture education, tolerance and critical thinking skills, and training in respect for authority.
6) Under contract with the NJ Division of Child Protection and Permanency, PEI Kids supervises more than 1,600 court-mandated visits between children in the foster care system and their biological families each year.
7) PEI Kids also manages a transportation program for children in foster care and their families who need medical, therapeutic, and other transport services, providing over 34,000 miles of assisted transportation each year.