Corrections

Overview of Initiative

The Camden County Reentry Committee, established in 2017, is comprised of system stakeholders and community-based service and treatment providers working to identify systemic barriers and challenges individuals face upon returning home following a period of incarceration. Over the last three years several policies, practices, and programs have been implemented to eliminate barriers and to provide opportunities to assist individuals with remaining arrest and incarceration free.

Most recently the Camden County Reentry Committee has been preparing for the impact of the passed NJ Senate Bill, S2519, that will release more than three thousand individuals from the NJ Department of Corrections to communities throughout NJ, including Camden County.

In preparation for hundreds of individuals returning home to Camden County on or around November 4, 2020, the Camden County Reentry Committee will be launching a communications campaign to educate individuals returning home, families, correctional administration and staff, reentry support agencies, employers, and the community of this initiative.

The Reentry Committee plans to take the following steps and implement a multi-pronged, coordinated reentry support initiative to assist those men and women being released and returning home to Camden County.

 

Camden County’s NuEntry Outreach and Engagement Initiative for Individuals Returning Home from the NJ Department of Corrections

  • Phase 1 – Date of Release (Transportation): Anyone released will be met by the CCRC members and volunteers as designated sites near the discharge facility.  All returning citizens will be transported to the facilities of Dare Academy, or for those having prearranged travel by family or friends provided with directions to the Dare Academy facilities located at 1656 Kaighn Avenue, Camden, NJ 08103.
  • Phase 2 – Welcome & Intake with Transformative Justice Initiative (TJI): (848) 230-5855; Program Contacts: Antonne Henshaw and Ibrahim Sulaimani. Upon arrival at C.A.N.D.O. at Dare Academy all participants will receive a COVID safe “Welcome Home” Package, including essential supplies, snacks, protective supplies and sanitizer, and other support materials. A comprehensive Intake and Needs Assessment will be given to all individuals. This will include completing an online application for health insurance if needed.  All individuals willing to participate in this initiative will be given emergency support contact information and a Career Strategy follow-up appointment to be scheduled within 5 days.  All immediate housing and medical concerns will be addressed during the Intake Phase.
  • Phase 3 – Follow up: Camden County Reentry Committee partners, stakeholders, and reentry support agencies will be provided direct referrals for all individuals in need of services. All essential documents required for employment, healthcare, housing, essential needs, and medical/behavioral health support services will be emphasized and targeted.
  • Phase 4 – Career Strategy, Development, and Placement Support: All individuals seeing gainful employment will be scheduled for a comprehensive career coaching evaluation and placement meeting within 5-10 days of release, and as workforce ready. JEVS Human Services will provide career development, preparedness, and placement support for any and all individuals needing career assistance. 

Contact Information:

Connect with Transformative Justice Initiative and Camden County NuEntry Opportunity Specialists (NOS): transformativeji@gmail.com, Ibrahim Sulaimani (856) 800-4825 or Antonne Henshaw (856) 209-0290.

Camden County Reentry Community Engagement Coordinator, Rosy Arroyo, rosy.arroyo@camdencounty.com.

 


Resources

Housing Volunteers of America, Delaware Valley – Safe Return: (856) 671-6101

Center for Family Services Housing Coordinated Assessment Hotline: (833) 322-4663

Together Youth Emergency Housing Hotline: (800) 255-4213

Mental Health Counseling/Treatment Oaks Integrated Care: (800) 963-3377

Taylor Care: (856) 281-5931

Rutgers Behavioral Health: (856) 566-6200

Center for Family Services: (877) 922-2377

The Access Center can help connect you to the services that meet your needs. Knowledgeable staff at the Access Center are ready to assist you by calling the number above. You can also reach out by email at access@centerffs.org. Staff are available to answer your call Monday to Thursday between the hours of 9am-7pm or Friday between the hours of 9am-4pm. 

South Jersey Behavioral Health (SJBH): (856) 220-8081

Project H.O.P.E.: (856) 968-2320

Camden County Office of Mental Health and Addiction: (856) 374-6320

COVID-19, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Supports Available.

Substance Use Counseling/Treatment Project H.O.P.E.: (856) 968-2320

Genesis Counseling Center: (856) 858-9314

The Workgroup: (856) 486-7390

Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Cooper Addiction Medicine:
(856) 342-2439

Project H.O.P.E.
: (856) 968-2320SODAT of NJ, Inc.: (856) 964-5000

CAMcare: (856) 583-2400

7 locations (5 in Camden, 1 in Paulsboro, 1 in Clementon)

Bravo Medical: (856) 679-2500

Crossroads Treatment Centers:
(800) 805-6989

Health & Wellness CAMcare: (856) 583-2400

7 locations (5 in Camden, 1 in Paulsboro, 1 in Clementon)

Primary care, pediatrics, OB/GYN, dental, behavioral health, podiatry. Call for an appointment at any location.

 

Cherry Hill Free Clinic: (856) 281-3032

Primary care. 

During covid, all appointments are virtual. Call for an appointment. 

 

Osborn Family Health Center: (856) 757-3700

1601 Haddon Avenue, Camden, NJ 08103

Primary care, OB/GYN, pediatrics, counseling. 

Call for an appointment

 

Project HOPE: 856-968-2320
519-525 West St, Camden, NJ 08103

Primary care, behavioral health, social work services, medication assisted treatment. 

Call for an appointment. 

 

Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey – Barrington: (856) 796-9260

A peer led not-for-profit organization, provides flexible, community-based services through the provision of community wellness centers, supportive and respite housing, human rights advocacy, educational and innovative programs for people with the lived experience of behavioral health conditions and substance use.

 

Catholic Charities: (856) 342-4100

Rent and utility assistance, SNAP (food stamps) enrollment, veteran services, community services

Food Assistance Cathedral Kitchen: (856) 964-6771

Meal Program and food outreach, culinary and baking arts program, and dental clinic. 

Touch NJ Food Pantry: (856) 803-3030

Village Wrap, Inc.
316 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ, 08108 – Phone: 856 240 1417

Contact: Shandis Johnson
3rd Friday Of Each Month 9:00-1:00

Food Banks Locator

 

Camden County Family Success Centers:

Family Success Centers are “one-stop” shops that provide wrap-around resources and supports for families before they find themselves in crisis. Family Success Centers offer primary child abuse prevention services to families and bring together concerned community residents, leaders, and community agencies to address the problems that threaten the safety and stability of families and the community. There is no cost to access services provided by Family Success Centers (FSCs). 

Evolution Family Success Center
2850 Federal Street
Camden City, NJ 08105
856-963-0270

Promise Neighborhood
Family Success Center
580 Benson Street
Camden City, NJ 08103
856-964-8096

Building Bridges Family Success Center
180 White Horse Pike
Clementon, NJ 08021
856-309-5300

Orchards Family Success Center
416 Sicklerville Road, Unit A-2
Sicklerville, NJ  08081
856-513-8829

(856) 756-2256

For 24/7 automated access to the Camden County Department of Corrections Facility information and inmate status, please call (609) 299-1694.

Contacts:  

David S. Owens Jr.

Director

Karen Taylor

Warden

Jonathan Young, Sr.

Liaison

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