State of New Jersey
Department of Corrections
"Protecting Public Safety by Changing Offender Behavior"
                         Marcus O. Hicks, Esq.

Community and Volunteerism

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.

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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.

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To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, NJDOC is temporarily suspending visits effective at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020. Thank you for your patience. Please checkcheckcheck back for updates to our visitation policy.

Please note as of March 14 all Volunteer Services are suspended.