The About the Division of Community Reintegration
The Division targets chronic jail populations or the individuals referred to as “frequent flyers” for rehabilitation because of the regularity with which they cycle through corrections and the judiciary, typically due to untreated mental illness or substance abuse disorders.
Built on careful planning and coordination between community leaders, county Department administrators, and service providers, the success of the Hudson County Reentry Program has played a significant role in bringing effective recidivism/reentry and diversion efforts to the forefront of public safety initiatives both nationally and in New Jersey. It has also been critical to opening doors for new reentry-focused public safety initiatives. To this end, County leadership through the formation of the Department of Housing and Community Reintegration is eager to capitalize on the momentum and develop a new, effective Division of Reentry to address and oversee many public safety initiatives.
The Hudson County Department of Housing and Community Reintegration’s Division of Reentry serves individuals with diagnosed mental health and/or substance use disorders, the chronically homeless who have a history of being arrested, incarcerated, and sentenced to the Hudson County Correctional Center and or State Correctional facilities more than once. Services are provided both in the jail and include the only County Correctional Facility operating a New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addictions Services Certified Substance Abuse and Mental Health treatment program. In the community through partnerships with providers such as housing services, outpatient substance abuse services, cognitive/behavioral treatment, medication treatment, primary health care services, employment, and training services identification restoration, bus passes, and community assessment/intensive case management and services.