PATCH (Parents And Their Children)

Through our Parent organization, Offender Aid & Restoration of Essex County (OAR), the PATCH program helps break the cycle of crime by working with the often forgotten children of offenders.


The PATCH program is designed to meet the needs of children of incarcerated parents by providing transportation and supervised visits to the Essex County Jail in Newark.  Support and assistance are provided to the children's caregivers to help solve problems and maintain a healthy relationship with the incarcerated mother or father.


PATCH Support also continues with the child enrichment program, Learning By Experience, which provides children with educational and recreational activities, designed to enhance their lives, expand their horizons, and provide necessary life skills.

Learning By Experience Events

​303 Washington St., 3rd Fl., Newark, NJ 07102 

​Tel:  973-373-0100​

OAR Counseling Center