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New Jersey Training School
P.O. Box 500
Grace Hill Road
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Superintendent: Llionel Henderson
732-521-1738 (Fax)
 
  The New Jersey Training School (NJTS) is the Juvenile Justice Commission's largest facility currently housing approximately 200 male juveniles. It was opened in 1867 as a home for troubled youth. Today, NJTS is a secure facility with a state of the art perimeter fence and 24-hour armed roving patrol. residents range in age from 12 to 23 years of age with the vast majority of residents being 16 to 18 years old.  
  The primary focus of NJTS is to provide care, treatment and custody for juveniles committed by the courts and to create programs that will rehabilitate young offenders.  
  NJTS campus includes seven cottages that serve as housing units, a full-service school, a vocational building, recreation facilities, a medical facility and administrative offices.  
  The Training School offers several unique vocational opportunities including an optical lab program which teaches juveniles to craft eyeglasses. NJTS supplies eyeglasses to all juvenile and adult residents in the state. Through this program, several youth have received jobs with optical employers after their release. Another program teaches juveniles to care for small farm animals. NJTS offers vocational programs in upholstery, horticulture, welding, graphic arts, auto body, auto mechanics, building trades, machine shop, small engine repair, and radio and television communications.  
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