ACES Partners
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Founding Partners

Spectrum Diversity, LLC - Bullying and Bias Prevention, PD & Consulting, Student assemblies

Steered Straight, Inc. - Gang awareness, Drug & alcohol awareness, Bullying

Groundbreaking Partners

GLSEN - Creating safe schools for all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression

Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum - Hands-on activities to promote respect for diversity and empower bystanders to speak up


New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education

Sikh Coalition - Promoting understanding of the religion of Sikhism

Always Connected - Cyber bullying, cyber safety

New Jersey Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Clinical Services Management, P.C.

Contributing Organizations and Individual Experts (in order as per Guide)

Leisa-Anne Smith, Esq., Director of Violence Prevention Programs, New Jersey State Bar Foundation

Paula C. Rodríguez Rust, PhD, Owner, Spectrum Diversity LLC

Dr. Paul Winkler, Executive Director, New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education

Lynne Azarchi, Executive Director, Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum

Sgt. Thomas M. Rich, Owner/Creator, Always

Carol Watchler and Rena Jacobson, LCSW, Co-chairs, Central New Jersey chapter, Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Nadia S. Ansary, Ph.D., Assistant Professor II, Dept. of Psychology, Rider University

Nancy Saxton-Lopez, LCSW, DCSW, and Peter Pastras, LCSW, DCSW of Clinical Services Management, P.C.

Traumatic Loss Coalition, University Behavioral HealthCare at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ-UBHC)

Theodore Petti, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, RWJMS-UMDNJ

Nanci Lebowitz-Naegeli, M.D., President-elect, New Jersey Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Detective Richard Cocca #33, Juvenile Detective, Roselle Park Police Dept.

Michael DeLeon, President, Steered Straight, Inc

Special Thanks to:

Karen Positan of the Union County Human Relations Council, for supporting this endeavor, and playing a crucial role in the development of the name and logo for the Alliance.

Frances W. and Meg Palladino, for volunteering graphic services in the design of the ACES logo.