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. The Reentry Coalition of New Jersey (RCNJ) is comprised of members from Education and Health Centers of America, The Kintock Group, New Jersey Association on Corrections, and Volunteers of America Delaware Valley.
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.
- 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.
Our Executive Board bring years of insight and experience. Directed by Kevin McHugh, RCNJ's Board is comprised of President Pat McKernan (COO of Volunteers of America Delaware Valley), Vice President Darryl Hooper (Director of EHCA's Tully House), Secretary Pierre Francis (Administrator at the Kintock Group), and Treasurer Helena Tomé (Regional Director of NJ Association on Correction).
Through contracts with the NJ Department of Corrections and NJ Parole Board, EHCA presently operates six residential facilities with a capacity of more than 3,800 treatment beds for returning citizens. All but two of ECHA's residential treatment programs offer work-release programs. Programs are located in Hudson, 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 New Jersey Association on Correction offers more than one-hundred beds in its reentry programs for male and females in Essex, Mercer, and Passaic counties. NJAC presently operates the Millicent Fenwick House (Patterson, NJ); Clinton House (Trenton, NJ); Parolee Aftercare Transitional Housing (PATH; New Brunswick, NJ); and, Specialized Reentry Program for Women (Newark, NJ). NJAC's Clinton House was opened in 1966, making it one of NJ's first halfway houses.
With programs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and across Northern New Jersey, 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.
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.