Correction Officers in Neighborhoods and Schools is incorporated in the State of New Jersey as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded in 1995 by a group of correction officers concerned about the number of people, especially youth, entering the criminal justice system. COINS has worked with over 30 schools in Essex county, visiting hundreds of classrooms and serving nearly 1500 students.
We are members of the communities we serve and we take pride in making a positive difference in our neighborhoods. It is our goal to create strong, confident students who will, in turn, create a stronger future for our community.
If you would like to volunteer your time with us, please fill out an application. We’d love to have you. Please contact us if you would like to develop a C.O.I.N.S. program for your school or organization.