There are many obstacles offenders may face when making the transition from a correctional facility to their community. The Fair Release and Reentry Act (FRARA) of 2009 is intended to provide those ex-offenders exiting with a comprehensive information packet to aid in their successful re-integration into society. On the day of release, every inmate leaving the custody of the New Jersey Department of Corrections will receive a FRARA Portfolio containing information that may be beneficial to their reentry.
The FRARA portfolio includes a temporary release photo ID, duplicate social security card*, birth certificate*, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Non-Driver Photo ID* , final discharge paperwork, a copy of current criminal charges, the remaining account balance, final trust account statement, and a medical records summary. Where applicable, releasing inmates may also be provided with notification of active warrants/detainers, NJ Transit Bus Tickets (if purchased), any necessary medical referrals, and a two week supply of medication. Information is also provided on the Right to Vote, Records Expungement process, Child Support/Custody, community-based resources, and NJ State Parole Board Certificate of Rehabilitation application.
* where eligible
Information Sheet on "Who Must Register"
Quick Reference Chart "Who Must Register"
Request for Status Information Letter
NJ Family Care post release follow up instructions September 2014
Health Insurance Market Place Application
NJ Family Care Application
NJ Family Care Brochure ( English)
NJ Family Care Brochure (Spanish)