The New Jersey State Parole Board Chairman, Vice Chairman, Board Members, and Executive Staff came to the New Jersey Reentry Corporation’s Community Resource Center yesterday to tour the new facility at Kearny Point. They praised NJRC’s integration with the Jersey City Employment and Training Program’s One Stop Career Center, along with the provision of training and employment services for parolees. The Parole Board leadership said the NJRC site was an example of “best practices” and set a standard for parole community resource centers.
At the CRC to date, there is a 64.7% employment rate and a 16% recidivism rate. Employment is calculated by the number of work eligible clients (not on blackout) who have jobs. Recidivism is currently measured by how many clients get rearrested or have a warrant issued while enrolled at the CRC. The NJRC as a whole has a 56% employment rate and a 19% recidivism rate, using a six-month benchmark.
Kearny Point once served as prominent shipyard, particularly during World War II, when it provided job opportunities for approximately 35,000 people in the area. Hugo Neu,
site owners, founded their company based on the values of economic, social, and environmental sustainability and have been very supportive of the CRC and its clients. With their mission in mind, Hugo Neu’s goal is to revitalize Kearny Point with new businesses, quality job opportunities, green space, access to the waterfront, and more.
Below please find new graphics for the CRC: