The Probation Association of New Jersey is the professional alliance and union for Probation Officers and other employees of the New Jersey Judicial Branch who perform similar functions. PANJ is a not-for-profit 501(c)(5) American tax-exempt nonprofit organization managed and driven by public employees, serving New Jersey since 1904. PANJ has been a professional association for one hundred and five years. In 1988 its leaders determined that it should also act as a labor union in order to better serve the needs of the members, protect the integrity of the profession, and thus promote the public's interest. PANJ accomplishes these goals by acting as the collective bargaining representative for Probation Officers and their supervisors in two separate bargaining units.
This organization is an affiliate member of the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA). Our representatives attend their training institutes around the country. Dwight Covaleskie, President of PANJ, is our APPA representative.
The Probation Association of New Jersey is the professional alliance and union for Probation Officers and other Judicial employees performing similar duties. PANJ represents employees in their relationship with their employer. This usually takes the form of collective bargaining with management and advocacy at grievance and discipline hearings.