New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC) is a non-profit organization that provides critically needed services to persons returning from state prison, county jail, addiction treatment centers, and veterans of the theater of combat.

NJRC provides comprehensive, wraparound services: (1) addiction and behavioral health treatment, (2) sober transitional housing, (3) Medicaid registration and linkage to healthcare, (4) Motor Vehicle Commission identification, (5) legal services, (6) mentoring through faith-based and professional associations, and (7) training and employment. NJRC provides for an effective integrated service delivery model, which is driven by licensed social workers, a biopsychosocial evaluation, and ongoing case management services through our case management system.

With the support of Governor Christie’s administration, NJRC was established in 2014 after the successful implementation of a pilot reentry model in Jersey City, Hudson County. This reentry model was initiated through a series of strategic partnerships between the Hudson County Department of Corrections (HCDOC), the New Jersey Department of Family Services (DFS), and local non-profit providers

Today, NJRC has ten site locations throughout northern and central New Jersey. In 2021, NJRC opened the Governor’s Reentry Training and Employment Center in Kearny, New Jersey. NJRC program participants have a re-arrest rate of 19.7 percent, compared to 51.4 percent for the general reentry population in New Jersey, and a reincarceration rate of 10 percent, compared to 30.4 percent.

Our Mission

NJRC works with returning citizens, employers, and community partners to remove all barriers to employment, so that everyone in our community can be safer, healthier, and better employed.

Our Vision

NJRC strives to develop a culture where people with histories of incarceration face no barriers to employment and are no more likely to be arrested than people who have not been incarcerated.

Our Culture

NJRC is a professional job and training procurement agency with a sensitivity to the unique needs that returning citizens have in finding and retaining quality employment. NJRC is evidence-based, efficient, collaborative, apolitical, client-focused, and data-driven, and its employees at all times comport themselves accordingly.

Our Values

  • We Believe in Second Chances
  • Set the Stage for Employment: Clients are sent to jobs when they are ready
  • Clean Body, Clean Mind, Clean Job: Clients need sobriety, health, stability, and good jobs
  • Seeing the Whole Client: Clients need more than just job options; they need help putting all the pieces together for a new life
  • Data is Our Friend: We capture everything, so we know what works and what does not
  • Clients are Individuals: We focus on what is right for each particular client
  • Time is Everyone’s Greatest Resource: We work efficiently to get our clients back to work quickly
  • Safety is Paramount: We never put our clients or employees at risk