Page 13 - 2018 NJDOC Annual Report
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• • • • Key Initiatives • • Department of Corrections • • 2018 Year in Review The Vocational Planning Board has worked tirelessly to to develop ways to to prepare offenders for for the the reentry process and and link them with available services and and employment During
FY 2018 approximately 8 8 000 certificates of completion were issued for for Career Technical Education programs The NJDOC has organized reentry fairs to to to to bring government agencies community providers and and and employers into the the the correctional facilities to to to to expose them to to to to the the the pool of job-ready candidates and and and create on-site employer employer interview opportunities for inmates within the release process In October 2018 a a a a a a a a a a a a reentry fair was held at at at at at South Woods State Prison The The Department also was represented at at at at at a a a a a a a a a a a a conference presented presented by the the the state’s labor unions to to facilitate working relationships with with the the the the NJDOC’s community partners The The gathering explored ways to to to to establish a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a connection with with with the the the education education services we currently supply and and and to to to expand and and and enhance that educational/vocational training to to to marry directly with with apprenticeship programs in the community Acting Commissioner Marcus O Hicks Esq met with the the the New Jersey Casino Control Commission Commission and the the the Atlantic City Chamber of of Commerce outlining the the the vocational preparation that offenders receive in in in in in NJDOC facilities while advocating for post-release hiring 

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