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Social Services

 

Provisions: Religion, Education, and Social Services. The Goal of providing social services in a correctional facility shall be to respond to the social needs of the inmate and to the management needs of the correctional facility by maintaining and delivering a diversified range of services. These services include but are not limited to:

  • Services directed toward assisting inmates cope with interpersonal problems of an emotional, behavioral or familial nature, other emergency situations, such as a serious illness or death in the family, attempted suicide or any situation, which presents or could result in a crisis.
  • Intake, orientation and assessment interviews, individual counseling, drug and alcohol addiction counseling, discharge planning, release preparations, and the referral of inmates to existing community resources .
  • The director of Social Services will ensure that each inmate has the right to freedom of religious and voluntary religious worship while incarcerated.
  • Inmates will have access to educational programs and vocational training, when it is available. Courses that are available for inmates include basic education, general education diploma (G.E.D.), English as a second language, and individual tutoring.

The Social Services Department has a full time staff of eight individuals and numerous volunteers from the Central Jersey area that provides services to the inmate population and there families.

 

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