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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Inmate Therapeutic Community Graduation - February 21

The Atlantic County Department of Public Safety will hold a graduation ceremony on Thursday, February 21 at 12:30 PM for 12 inmates at the Atlantic County Justice Facility who have successfully completed a 60-day comprehensive therapeutic substance abuse treatment program in coordination with the county's Discharge Planning Initiative.

In 2011 the Justice Facility received an $11,000 state grant to provide a modified therapeutic community program for incarcerated men with substance dependency disorders. Participants receive professional counseling and treatment. To date, approximately 100 individuals have graduated from the program.

For more information please contact John McLernon, Director of Community relations and Social Services, at (609) 909-7546.

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