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New Jersey: Prison Resources

AFSC Criminal Justice Program
972 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 643-3192
Contact: Bonnie Kerness, Associate Director
Website: www.afsc.org
Agency Head: Michael Elsner, Director
Area Served: New Jersey, Connecticut and New York
Parent Organization: American Friends Service Committee

  • Provides casework services including counseling to ex-prisoners and their families, advocacy on control unit issues, and a mentorship program for pre-adjudicated youth.

Girl Scouts of Rolling Hills Council
1171 Highway 28
North Branch, NJ 08876
Phone: (908) 725-1226
Contact: Shameko Greene, Director of Special Projects
Email: rdonovan@girlscouts-rh.org
Agency Head: Marilyn A. Siegel, Executive Director
Area Served: New Jersey

  • Provides transportation, enhanced visiting, parent education, childcare, mentoring, gifts for children, group scouting activities and family reunification support for girls 5-17 years old whose mothers are incarcerated at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women.

New Jersey Association on Correction (NJAC)
986 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08611
Phone: (609) 396-8900, ext. 19
Fax: (609) 396-8999
Email: jhemm@njaconline.org
Website: http://www.njaconline.org/
Agency Head: James A. Hemm, Executive Director

  • To promote social justice and human dignity in the policies and institutions which govern offenders and victims of crime through educational, legislative, and rehabilitative programs
  • Provides transportation, parent education, information, referrals, case management, family reunification support, community residential program, public education, and advocacy.

New Brunswick Office
143-145 Remsen Avenue
2nd Floor
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
Phone: (732) 247-8333
Fax: (732) 247-8999

Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, Inc.
12 Roszel Road, Suite A-103
Princeton, NJ 08554
Phone: (609) 243-9779
Contact: Kathleen Roe, Executive Director
Email: kroepanj@aol.com
Website: www.pa-of-nj.org
Agency Head: Kathleen Roe, Executive Director
Area Served: New Jersey

  • Provides parent education, self-help support group, information, and referrals for incarcerated mothers and fathers in halfway houses.

Reconciliation Ministries, Incorporated
P.O. Box 901
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Phone: (201) 837-0190
Contact: Anne L. Hunt, Executive Director
Email: rmincor@aol.com
Agency Head: Anne L. Hunt, Executive Director
Area Served: New Jersey

  • Provides parent education, counseling, information, referrals, religious ministry, and family reunification support for offenders, their families and the caregivers of their children.

NJSuccess
Website: www.njsuccess.org

  • A website for those leaving prison: all New Jersey released prisoners who seek mental health counseling, LEGAL RESOURCES, or transitional and general health services in their regions. Search by map or by specific service requested to find the appropriate organization in your area. Associated with the Prisoner Self-Help Legal Clinic and the Prisoners' Resource Center of northern New Jersey.
  • The NJSuccess site is a collaboration by the members of the Prisoners Self Help Legal Clinic and the Prisoners and their Families Project. The site is now a project of the New Jersey Association on Correction, created with financial support by the Fund for New Jersey.
  • The Prisoners Self Help Legal Clinic The PSHLC is a cooperative, mostly volunteer, project of former prisoner paralegals, pro bono attorneys and law students and civil rights advocates who assist prisoners with pro se litigation (lawsuits in which they represent themselves) and share information about the law and its limits. The PSHLC celebrated its tenth anniversary in September 2002. The work on NJSuccess, although it is a new direction for us, is based on our commitment to self-sufficiency and peer support among those who have been prisoners. Contact us at admin@pshlc.org.
  • The Prisoners and Their Families Project The Prisoners and their Families Project is designed to develop a coordinated, collaborative approach to services for prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families in the Newark, New Jersey area. The project is shared by the Department of Social Work at Rutgers University - Newark and the Department of Sociology at Bloomfield College. Contact us at NewarkSuccess@pshlc.org

ACLU OF NEW JERSEY 
P.O. Box 32159 
Newark, NJ 07102 
Phone: (973) 642.2084
Fax: (973) 642.6523
Email: info@aclue-nj.org
Website: www.aclu-nj.org 

PENN STATE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROJECT 
Penn State University
Dickinson School of Law
150 South College Street 
Carlisle, PA 17013 
Phone: (717) 240-5227 
Email: tjp184@psu.edu 

  • Actual innocence claims, DNA only for now. 

Temple Hananeel Ministries 
P.O. Box 240
Pennsauken, NJ  08110
Phone: (856) 761-6944
Email: rev2keith@yahoo.com

  • Advocacy - Legal Assistance, Alternate Housing for Adult Both Males/Females, Basics - Clothing, Basics - Emergency Food, Basics - Help with Identification, Case Work, Counseling, Counseling - Parenting Classes, Education - Services, Education - Tutoring, Family Restoration, Housing - Apartments, Job Readiness, Men's Support Group, Mentor - Adult Females, Mentor - Adult Males, Mentoring, ReEntry Help Center, Social/Friendships, Substance Abuse - Group, Women's Issues, Women's Support Group

American Friends Service Committee - Newark Office
89 Market Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone:(973)643-1924
Fax:(973)643-8924
Email: MHernandez@afsc.org
Website: http://www.afsc.org/nymetro/

  • Advocacy, Basics - Help with Identification, Case Work, Counseling, Education - Services, Emergency Shelter, Facilitator, Family Restoration, Job Readiness, Men's Support Group, ReEntry Help Center, Restorative Justice with Crime Victims, Social/Friendships, Women's Support Group

GoodFriends Mentoring Program
400 Supor Boulevard
Harrison, NJ  07029
Phone: (973) 481-2300, ext274
Website: www.goodwillny.org

  • Case Work, Counseling, Education - Services, Education - Tutoring, Family Restoration, Job Readiness, Mentor - Adult Females, Mentor - Adult Males, Mentoring, ReEntry Help Center, Social/Friendships, Volunteer

Paulsboro Community Development Center
1540 Swedesboro Avenue
Paulsboro, NJ  08066
Phone: (888) 811-2129
Email: abf@sbcdc.org
Website: www.sbcdc.org

  • Basics - Clothing, Basics - Emergency Food, Basics - Help with Identification, Basics - Transportation, Case Work, Children/Youth Assistance-the Invisible Victims, Counseling, Counseling - Domestic Violence Services, Counseling - Parenting Classes, Education - Services, Education - Tutoring, Family Restoration, Housing - Apartments, Job Readiness, Men's Support Group, Mentoring, Ministry Development, Nurturing church w/Recovery Groups, Vocation Training

The New Jersey Association on Correction
986 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ
Phone: (609) 396-8900

Offender Aid and Restoration of Essex County
535 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Newark, NJ
Phone: (973) 624-6610

Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative Grant
Phone: (609) 984-4609
Contact: David Wolfsgruber

  • The New Jersey State Parole Board will target offenders ages 14-24 who are returning to Essex and Camden Counties after completing a period of confinement with the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission. The program will also target offenders ages 18-35 who have been released from the New Jersey Department of Corrections and are returning to Essex and Camden Counties. New Jersey's reentry program will include services such as job training and placement, educational services, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, restitution, housing assistance, community support, mentoring, counseling, aftercare, crisis intervention, life skills training, supervision, and intensive case management. For more information, read this grantee's workplans.

New Jersey Department of Labor
P.O. Box 110 
John Fitch Plaza, 13th Floor 
Trenton, NJ 08625 
Phone: (609) 777-2960 
Website: www.state.nj.us/labor 

  • Of interest to individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment.

Federal Bonding Program
NJ DOL Division of Employment & Training Services 
P.O. Box 1055
John Fitch Plaza, 2nd Floor 
Trenton, NJ 08625 
Website: http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/wnjpin/findjob/onestop/PastProblemsSolu...

  • The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.

Criminal Record Repository
State Section of Identification 
Records and Identification Bureau 
New Jersey State Police 
P.O. Box 7068 
West Trenton, NJ 08628
Phone: (609) 882-2000, ext. 2311 or 2878 
Fax: (609) 530-4856 
Website: www.state.nj.us/lps/njsp/about/rid.html 

  • This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record.

State Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General 
P.O. Box 080 
Trenton, NJ 08625 
Phone: (609) 292-4925 
Fax: (609) 292-3508
Website: nj.gov/oag/ 

DEPTCOR
DEPTCOR Warehouse and Administrative Offices 
163 North Olden Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08625 
Phone: (800) 321-6524 
Website: www.state.nj.us/deptcor/index.html 

  • DEPTCOR is New Jersey's correctional industry program. It provides products and services manufactured and offered by adults incarcerated in New Jersey's correctional system. DEPTCOR's factories and service industries throughout the state employ more than 1,800 incarcerated men and women who are voluntarily assigned to work situations designed to develop useable skills and positive work habits.

Stabilization and Reintegration Program
P.O. Box 130, Route 72 
New Lisbon, NJ 08064 
Phone: (609) 726-0804 

  • The Stabilization and Reintegration Program, a program of the New Jersey Department of Corrections, is designed for men aged 18-30 who have committed a non-violent crime and do not have a serious history of violent crime (most participants have a three to five year sentence). Inmates stay in the program eight to 10 months before being placed on intensive parole supervision, electronic monitoring or in a halfway house. The program offers education, vocational training, and college classes, as well as substance abuse treatment. The facility is also involved in food preparation for the nearby Lisbon Development Center. Although most of the facility's boot camp aspects have been eliminated, some military structure and discipline do remain.

Residential Community Release Program
Offices of Community and Drug Programs 
Division of Programs and Community Services 
New Jersey Department of Corrections 
Whittlesey Road 
P.O. Box 863 
Trenton, NJ 08625 

  • The Residential Community Release Program, sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Corrections, is only open to inmates in full minimum custody facilities who are approaching parole eligibility. Offenders who have been convicted of certain types of crimes including sex, violent, and weapons offenses are not eligible. Potential inmates first undergo either a 60 or a 90-day assessment, during which time their educational level and drug dependence level are examined, and they are put under observation. If inmates are found to be suitable for the program, they are placed in a work release program, in which they are expected to maintain a job or a residential drug program, offering a continuum of care. Some drug programs also require inmates to work as a component of treatment.

New Jersey Department of Corrections
Whittlesey Road
P.O. Box 863 
Trenton, NJ 08625 
Phone: (609) 292-4036 
Fax: (609) 292-9083
Website: www.state.nj.us/corrections/index.html 

  • Individual correctional facilities within the New Jersey Department of Corrections assess inmates and help them with discharge planning, usually a couple of weeks prior to the inmate's release, to assist them in bridging the gap between incarceration and the outside world. At present, New Jersey has no standardized mechanism to prepare inmates for release, although efforts are currently underway to create a uniform structure, probably aiming to begin planning services four months prior to release.

New Jersey Department of Corrections
New Jersey Department of Corrections 
Whittlesey Road 
P.O. Box 863 
Trenton, NJ 08625 
Phone: (609) 292-4036 
Fax: (609) 292-9083
Website: www.state.nj.us/corrections/index.html 

  • Individual correctional facilities within the New Jersey Department of Corrections assess inmates and help them with discharge planning, usually a couple of weeks prior to the inmate's release, to assist them in bridging the gap between incarceration and the outside world. At present, New Jersey has no standardized mechanism to prepare inmates for release, although efforts are currently underway to create a uniform structure, probably aiming to begin planning services four months prior to release.

New Jersey State Parole Board
New Jersey State Parole Board 
P.O. Box 862 
Trenton, NJ 08625 
Phone: (609) 292-4257 
Fax: (609) 984-2188
Website: www.state.nj.us/parole 

Legal Assistance
Free or low-cost legal resources, both in civil and criminal law, are helpful to individuals with criminal histories in learning about relevant state laws governing the expungement or sealing of criminal histories or addressing other legal issues resulting from having a criminal history.

State Public Defender
Office of the Public Defender 
P.O. Box 850 
Trenton, NJ 08625 
Website: www.state.nj.us/defender/ 

Legal Services of New Jersey 
P.O. Box 1357 
Edison, NJ 08818 
Phone: (888)576-5529 
Email: legalhelp@lsnj.org 
Website: www.lsnj.org 

New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
60 Park Place, 511 
Newark, NJ 07102 

New Jersey State Bar Association 
New Jersey Law Center 
One Constitution Square 
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 
Phone: (732) 249-5000 
Fax: (732) 249-2815 
Website: www.njsba.com 

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey
34 West Main Street, Suite 301
Somerville, NJ 08876-2218
Phone: (908) 475-2010

South Jersey Legal Services
745 Market Street
Camden, NJ 08102-1117 
Phone: (856) 964-2010

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services Corporation
574 Summit Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306-2797 
Phone: (201) 792-6363

Essex-Newark Legal Services Project, Inc.
5 Commerce Street, 2nd Floor
Newark, NJ  07102
Phone: (973) 624-4500

Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services
25 Broad Street, Suite 13
Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: (732) 341-2727

Central Jersey Legal Services
317 George Street, Suite 201
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2006
Phone: (732) 249-7600

Pro Bono Partnership 
744 Broad Street Suite 1815 
Newark, NJ 07102 
Phone: (973) 273-0600 
Fax: (973) 273-9833 
Intake Phone: (973) 273-0600
Website: http://www.probonopartnership.org
Counties Served: Statewide 
Case Types: Community Economic Development, Employment, Housing, Real Estate 
Other Case Types: Contracts, Structure & Governance, Intellectual Property. The Partnship's volunteers also provide non-litagation, business transactional pro bono services for nonprofit agencies. 

Mercer County Bar Association 
1245 Whitehorse Mercerville Road Suite 420 
Hamilton, NJ 08619-3894 
Phone: (609) 585-6200 
Fax: (609) 585-5537 
Website: http://www.mercerbar.com/
Counties Served: Mercer 
Case Types: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Dissolution of Marriage, Housing, Individual Rights, Real Estate, Torts 

Legal Help for Immigrants

US Department of Justice List of Pro Bono Immigration Legal Service Providers in New Jersey
http://www.usdoj.gov/eoir/probono/freelglchtNJ.htm

United Immigrants' Association
8420 Grand Avenue
North Bergen, NJ 07047
Phone: (201) 869-5386

American Friends Service Committee - Newark Immigrant
Rights Program

972 Broad Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 643-1924
Fax: (973) 643-8924
Website: www.afsc.org/nymro/nyimrits.htm

LawHelp.Org
Website: http://www.lawhelp.org/NJ/StateDirectory.cfm

  • Comprehensive list of local free and low-cost legal service provider

One-Stop Career Center
Website: www.wnjpin.net/oscc/index.html 

One-Stop Career Centers are part of the New Jersey Department of Labor. They provide free employment counseling and job search assistance. A list of local one-stop centers is available on their website.

The New Jersey Association on Correction
The New Jersey Association on Correction 
986 South Broad Street 
Trenton, NJ 08611 
Phone: (609) 396-8900 

  • The New Jersey Association on Correction (NJAC) runs a number of criminal justice-focused residential facilities and resource centers. 

Offender Aid and Restoration of Essex County
164 Clinton Avenue, Street 170 
Irvington, NJ 07111 
Phone: (973) 373-0100 
Fax: (973) 373-0500

  • Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) assists people with criminal records re-enter the community. In addition to helping clients acquire current forms of identification, OAR provides job development and placement services. Other services include transportation support and referrals for substance abuse treatment.

NEW JERSEY GARDEN STATE CURE (Citizens United for Rehabilitating Errants)
P.O. Box 77116
Trenton, NJ 08628
Phone: (206) 350-6337
Fax: (206) 350-6337
Contact: Donna Brewer
Email: info@GardenStateCure.org 
Website: www.GardenStateCURE.org
Newsgroup: GardenStateCURE@yahoogroups.com 

State Ombudsman
Debra Branch
State LTC Ombudsman
Office of Ombudsman for Institutionalized
P.O. Box 807
Trenton, NJ 08625-0807
Phone: (609)943-3451
Fax: (609)943-3479
Website: http://www.state.nj.us/health/senior/sa_ombd.htm

New Jersey RSOL (Reform Sex Offender Laws)
Contact: Terry
Email: Justice.4.all@live.com

New Jersey - NJATSA (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers)
President: Sean P. Hiscox, Ph.D. 
Associates in Psychological Services, PA 
25 North Doughty Avenue 
Somerville, NJ 08876 
Phone: (908) 526-1177, ext. 44 
Fax: (908) 526-3139 
Email: seanhiscox@embarqmail.com
Website: www.njatsa.org

Unfair Appearance in Sex Offender Databases New Jersey
Website: http://articles.directorym.com/Unfair_Appearance_in_Sex_Offender_Databas...

  • If you are listed on a sex offender database because of an act that is now legal, here's how to get your name off. This article also covers how public access to sex offender databases works and why this information is open to the public.

Treatment Centers for Adults and Juveniles Sexually Attracted to Children

Fair Lawn

Bergen Evaluation and Counseling Associates
Doug Martinez, Ph.D. 
Phone: (201) 796-3533
Languages: English

Kearny

Special Offender Treatment Center
Mark Mollick, Psy.D. 
Phone: (973) 491-2510
Languages: English

Marlten

Gregory W. Joseph, Psy.D.
Phone: (856) 797-0791

  • Evaluation and treatment of: child, adolescents/teenagers, and adults
  • Also treats: child, adolescent/teenage, and adult patients with developmental disabilities
  • Also treats: child, adolescent/teenage, and adult abuse survivors
  • Languages: English

West Trenton

Ann Klein Forensic Center
Phone: (609) 633-0959

  • Evaluation and treatment of: adults
  • Languages: English

Law Office of David T. Schlendorf
Website: http://www.dtslawfirm.com/CM/FSDP/PracticeCenter/Criminal-Law/Sex-Offens...

  • Sex Offense Lawyer

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