State & Tribal Profiles

New Jersey

Models implemented in New Jersey included Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 57 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

75,409
home visits provided
6,472
families served
8,648
children served

Ethnicity

57% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

34% No high school diploma

Child Age

41% <1 year

47% 1-2 years

12% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

66% Public

30% Private

4% None

Primary Language

55% English

42% Spanish

3% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In New Jersey, there were 475,400 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 615,000 children.

615,000 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 615,000 children who could benefit —

475,400 families could benefit from home visiting

Many home visiting services are geared toward particular subpopulations. The NHVRC estimated the percentage of families who could benefit in New Jersey who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 22%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 6%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 19%

Of the 475,400 families who could benefit —

45% of families met one or more priority criteria

16% of families met two or more priority criteria

NHVRC State Profiles present data provided by evidence-based models, which include both MIECHV and non-MIECHV data. • Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding. • To protect confidentiality, race and ethnicity categories with 10 or fewer participants were replaced with *. • Public insurance includes Medicaid, CHIP, and TRICARE. • Low income is defined as family income below the federal poverty threshold. • Single mothers include single, never married mothers or pregnant women. • ABC reports children served, families served, and home visits only. • EHS data may be underreported. Data include EHS programs providing home-based services only. EHS race, ethnicity, and primary language data include children and pregnant caregivers. EHS does not report home visits or families served. The number of children served was included as a proxy for families served. • HFA reports primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language are not included.