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Correctional Reentry and Transitional Environment (C.R.E.A.T.E.)
The CREATE is a demonstration project in operation at Southern State Correctional Facility and Bayside State Prison. One housing unit was converted into a pre-release unit for medium custody inmates who are ineligible for a NJDOC residential community release program (RCRP). These inmates are reassigned to the pre-release unit approximately 12 months prior to release and receive intense case management and opportunities to demonstrate pro-social and basic living competencies in an environment that facilitates a step down process from institutional living to the community. The pre-release unit is part of a comprehensive reentry model called CREATE. The CREATE program is a four-phased process that begins at intake through release into the community. The four phases are: Assessment and Classification, Institutional Treatment, Pre-release and Transition.
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