Camden County Youth Service Commission Administrator Rosy Arroyo

A first-generation Mexican-American, Arroyo earned her bachelor of arts in political science and economics from Rutgers University and her master of science in public policy from Drexel University with a certificate in sustainable building and green construction. She and her husband, Isaac, chose to settle in Cherry Hill for the great education provided by the schools for their two children.

In 2015, Arroyo became co-chair of the New Jersey Association of County Youth Service Commissions. As the Camden County Youth Service Commission administrator, she has overseen the data, program design, planning, and implementation of the Youth Service Commission, school-based initiatives, Juvenile Detention Alternatives initiative, prevention programming, Children’s Inter-Agency Coordinating Council, family engagement strategies, and youth and law enforcement engagement.

Arroyo has developed efforts to reduce youth arrests; specifically focusing on reducing the amount of disproportionate minority contact with the juvenile justice system. To do this, she led an effort allowing Camden County to collaborate with the Juvenile Officers Association, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, and six police districts to focus on innovative practices in diverting youth arrests by developing additional policies and practices that support youth and community engagement.

Arroyo also supported the implementation of the Juvenile Justice Family Partnership Program.

Arroyo was sworn into the Cherry Hill Board of Education in January 2020. Arroyo believes that as the population is changing, the needs of students and their families are changing. As a Board member, her goal is to help ensure a quality education encompassing equitable, inclusive, diverse and safe academic environments for all of our children to prosper.

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