BOCA Raton, Fla. — The New Jersey State Parole Board has renewed its agreement with GEO Reentry Services to operate five Community Reentry Centers for parolees who are released to community supervision to receive case management, treatment and training. Under the multi-year contract, GEO Reentry will provide reentry services in Pleasantville, Elizabeth, Neptune, New Brunswick and Vineland, N.J.
Each Community Reentry Center provides non-residential services, including a multi-phase program designed to break cycles of criminal behavior. These centers provide a combination of cognitive behavioral treatment, training and case management designed to change criminal thinking and reduce recidivism.
Based on assessed risks and needs, participants take part in sessions designed to improve communication skills, reduce substance abuse challenges, teach problem solving, conflict resolution, parenting and employment skills. Most participants are typically employed or enrolled in school upon completing the program.
Each Community Reentry Center can serve up to 50 parolees at a time. GEO Reentry has delivered reentry services in New Jersey since 1998, and it has helped parole officers to successfully supervise and transition thousands of offenders to community life. In February, the five Community Reentry Center programs received accreditation from CARF International, or the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. By passing the in-depth review conducted by the respected CARF organization, these centers demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the people they serve by reducing risk, addressing health and safety concerns, respecting cultural and individual preferences, and providing the best possible quality of care.