“If you want to make it in life, this is the place to be.”

It was great to see our client, Kywon, who stopped by our office to say hello. He came through our program in the spring and landed a job in the summer with the city, where he is employed as a sanitation worker. He said, “The program is great. At first, you have to get used to it, but you’ll like it if you’re willing to work on your behavior and lifestyle. The employees really help you. If you want to make it in life, this is the place to be.”


GSETA STAR Award for Our Client, Jose

On Oct. 4, 2017, our One Stop client, Jose, was awarded a Sharon Dutra Student Training Achievement Recognition (STAR) Memorial Award through the Garden State Employment and Training Association (GSETA). Jose was nominated for his hard work and determination in completing his training through the National Career Institute (NCI), persevering in the face of adversity, achieving excellent grades, and obtaining employment. Thank you to Dr. George Blount, President, NCI, for showing his support and attending the ceremony in Atlantic City. We are so proud of Jose and wish him all the best!

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Roundtable Discussion: “Healthcare for Reentering Persons”

Today, NJRC hosted a roundtable discussion, “Healthcare for Reentering Persons,” with members of the U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesNJ Department of Human Services, medical experts in addiction treatment, infectious disease, and emergency medical care from Jersey City Medical CenterSaint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and NJRC clients.

Thank you to all who participated:

Assistant Secretary John Bardis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Spartaco Bellomo, M.D., Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine, Jersey City Medical Center

Jeffrey Berman, M.D., DFASAM, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Commissioner Beth Connolly, New Jersey Department of Human Services

Regional Director Dennis González, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Roger Jones, Chairman, Jersey City Employment and Training Program

Tanya Pagán Raggio-Ashley, M.D., MPH, FAAP, Senior Medical Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Deven Unadkat, D.O., Chair of Emergency Medicine, Jersey City Medical Center

Dr. Su Wang, M.D., MPH, FACP, Medical Director, Center for Asian Health, RWJBarnabas Health

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Photos by Stefanie Campolo

Hudson County Advocates for Children of Incarcerated Parents

Photos from a teaching practicum with Hudson County advocates who are working for and with Hudson County Superior Court to advocate on behalf of children with incarcerated parents or children facing incarceration. Pictured from left to right: Superior Court Judge Lourdes Santiago, Executive Director Beverly Savage, Hudson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates); Superior Court Judge Bernadette De Castro, Assignment Judge Peter Bariso, Jr., Hudson County; and Jim McGreevey, Chairman, NJRC, and Executive Director, JCETP.