Who we are.

The Reentry Coalition of New Jersey is committed to offender rehabilitation.  Our members are recognized leaders in the field of community-based correctional programs, treatment services, drug treatment, research and in providing effective alternatives to incarceration.

Our mission is to promote evidence-based principles that reduce offender risk through collaboration with community and justice partners, advocacy, education and public policy development.

Our Goals.

  • Promote public safety through evidence-based system of programs and services;
  • Expand the array of quality intermediate sanctions;
  • Develop cost-effective alternatives to incarceration in New Jersey;
  • Build a network of organizations committed to improving community corrections; and
  • Engage communities as a part of the solution.

EXECUTIVE BOARD                            RCNJ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

President -  Larry DeMarzo, EHCA                                                                      Kevin McHugh
Vice President - Helena Tomé, NJAC
Secretary - Paul Taggines, The Kintock Group
Treasurer - Darryl Hooper, EHCA

MEMBER AGENCIES

Education and Health Centers of America
The Kintock Group
New Jersey Association on Correction
Volunteers of America Delaware Valley
CURA, Inc.
GEO Reentry Services

Through contracts with the NJ Department of Corrections and NJ Parole Board, EHCA presently operates residential facilities for returning citizens.  All but two of ECHA's residential treatment programs offer work-release programs.  Programs are located in Essex, and Mercer counties and services include assessment and treatment for substance use disorders, criminogenic risk assessment, job readiness and life skills training, and aftercare services.

The Kintock Group offers a continuum of services geared towards promoting the success of returning citizens.  Kintock presently operates numerous residential work release programs, Community Resource Centers (day reporting centers), a Stages to Enhance Parole Success (STEPS) Program, and an outpatient drug treatment program.

Established in 1961, New Jersey Association on Correction (NJAC) is a private not-for-profit organization with programs serving Camden, Mercer, Ocean, Monmouth, Middlesex, Essex and Passaic counties. Among NJAC’s clients are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, women at risk of separation from their children due to child abuse and/or neglect, women in recovery and their children, people at risk for and living with HIV/AIDS and adult offenders.

The New Jersey Association on Correction offers  reentry programs for males and females in Essex, Mercer, Middlesex and Passaic counties.  NJAC presently operates the Millicent Fenwick House (Patterson, NJ); Clinton House (Trenton, NJ); Parolee Aftercare Transitional Housing (PATH; New Brunswick, NJ); Community Resource Center (Hamilton, NJ) and James A. Hemm House (Newark, NJ).  NJAC's Clinton House was opened in 1966, making it NJ's first halfway house.

Volunteers of America Delaware Valley (VOADV) serves returning citizens across Central and Southern New Jersey through its contracts with the NJ DOC and NJ Parole Board.  VOADV operates residential work release and treatment facilities for male and female offenders: Hope Hall, Garrett House, Fletcher House, Addiction Treatment Program, and PROMISE (Program for Returning Offenders with Mental Illness Safely and Effectively).  All programs are located in Camden, NJ.  VOADV also offers a host of non-residential reentry services, including its Community Resource Center in Camden, NJ and Safe Return Programs locates in Atlantic City, Camden, Trenton, and Sewell, New Jersey.  VOADV's Safe Return programs offer voluntary case management and services for unsupervised adults who have been released from prison or jail in the last three years.

CURA's Mission is to provide the best available care to individuals who experience substance abuse and co-occurring disorders in a culturally sensitive environment that encourages clients to adopt a drug free life style, with a renewed sense of hope, awareness, dignity and responsibility for self, family and community. CURA  strives to improve the Latino community in the belief that a community’s health and well-being are important factors in preventing drug and alcohol abuse.
CURA was the first Hispanic agency in the State of New Jersey to implement a Substance Abuse Counseling Therapy Program in Spanish. CURA has over 40 years of experience providing residential treatment services.  Staff members are Bilingual in English and Spanish some are bicultural and are experienced and trained to understand Latino’s consumption styles, cultural customs, values and beliefs and language.

In NJ, GEO Reentry Services contracts with the NJ State Parole Board to operate Community Resource Centers throughout the State. GEO Reentry Services delivers evidence-based treatment and supervision programs for adult probationers, parolees, and pretrial defendants in residentialin-custody, and non-residential reentry centers. At the core of GEO Reentry’s treatment and training is cognitive-behavioral treatment, intended to change criminal attitudes, enhance social skills, and encourage interpersonal problem-solving. By combining research-based treatment and counseling services, GEO Reentry assists community correctional agencies with important community safety efforts.