Emily Newton


Emily Newton is a young woman in long-term recovery from substance use and mental health challenges. As a student, she returned on campus to the Rutgers Recovery House where she led, advocated, and built relationships. She has found purpose in advocating for recovery spaces to become increasingly more inclusive and accessible, particularly for youth. Emily played a pivotal role in launching New Jersey’s first and only state-wide recovery community organization, NJ-CARS. She has since played a major role in launching the RDP pilot project in New Jersey, and consulted in the launch of SoberTogether, an app to connect people in recovery to one another. In 2023, Emily was inducted onto the DOJ Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Youth Advisory Board, where she will serve as a voice for at-risk youth and young adults on a national level. As a grant writer, advocate, and person with lived experience, she is equipped with the skills to lay a foundation for the next generation of youth seeking recovery.