|State of New Jersey
"Protecting Public Safety by Changing Offender Behavior"
Victoria L. Kuhn, Esq.
NJDOC volunteers support the overall mission of the department and are essential in the effective delivery of programming and supportive services for the offender population. The major goal of the Office of Volunteer Services is to ensure the proper recruitment, processing, training, evaluation and recognition of NJDOC volunteers. As such, the Office of Volunteer Services, through assistance from volunteer coordinators in each institution, recruits, trains and supports individuals throughout the community who seek to volunteer in the areas of religious services, educational and social services programming, medical/psychological services, administration, community programming and recreational services.
The Prison Rape Elimination Act at the New Jersey Department of Corrections
Signed into federal law in 2003, PREA is designed to prevent, detect, and respond to incidences of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement facilities.
Nov. 17, 2023
Update on Garden State Correctional Facility Water Repairs:
At this time, required DEP testing has been completed and the restriction on drinking water has been lifted. The facility remains on normal operations.