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  Southern Transitional  
  800A Buffalo Avenue
Egg Harbor, NJ 08215
Superintendent: Furqan Sharif
Phone: 609-965-5200
Fax: 609-965-2640
 
  Southern Transitional has been in service for over twenty years addressing the needs of adjudicated youth. The facility is located in Atlantic County, approximately twelve miles from Atlantic City.  
  Southern is an all male facility serving adjudicated youth ranging in ages from 16 to 20 years old. The program houses a maximum of 30 residents ten of which are designated for the residents on transitional status. Juveniles are admitted to Southern as probationers, committed, or transitional residents. The average length of stay for a probationer is 5 months. Residents have the opportunity to earn time off their sentence based on overall program performance.  
  Southern residents participate in regional schooling at another JJC facility. The educational program follows the Core Curriculum Content Standards of the NJ Department of Education. Students that qualify are afforded the opportunity to earn their GED. Residents that have obtained their high school diploma or equivalency may be eligible to further their education through our Employment and Support Work program.  
  As an admission requirement each resident goes through a Comprehensive Intake Assessment (CIA). This assessment guides the development of and serves as the foundation for an individualized Case Action Plan (CAP). The CAP is based upon needs identified during the CIA.  
  All Atlantic County youth, at least 16 years of age, with allowable offenses then enter the transitional component of the program. This setting allows residents to gain responsibility gradually as they prepare to return to their community.  
  Eligible residents attend local religious services throughout the community. Additionally church volunteer groups coordinate activities with residents such as Bible study and counseling. The residents also are allowed supervised shopping trips to the local mall and movies.  
  The goal for each resident is to be released with their social security card, birth certificate, a County ID and/or a Motor Vehicle ID, an education plan, if needed, and full counseling services.  
  Southern Transitional is committed to provide a continuum of services designed to meet the aftercare needs of each individual resident. Our goal, in keeping with the Juvenile Justice Commission’s overarching goal, is to reduce recidivism.  
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