New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission

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The New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission is a state agency of New Jersey, headquartered in Ewing Township, near Trenton.[1][2][3] The commission, under the office of the Attorney General of New Jersey, provides youth correctional services.

Facilities[edit]

The New Jersey Training School, the JJC's largest facility, houses around 300 boys.[4] It is in Monroe Township, Middlesex County.[5]

The state's other secure facilities are located in the Johnstone Campus in Bordentown. All adjudicated girls go to the Johnstone Campus Juvenile Female Secure Care and Intake Facility, which has a capacity for 52 inmates.[6] There are detention cells which may hold up to 8 girls. Normally the entire girls' area may house up to 48 girls.[7] Boys go to Juvenile Medium Security Facility-North Compound (JMSF-N) and the Juvenile Medium Security Facility-South Compound (JMSF-S); these two parts altogether may house up to 262 inmates.[6] As of 2015 about 118 boys live in the medium compound.[8]

In 1996 the state opened a boot camp for juvenile offenders.[9] The commission did a study which concluded that of the males who went to the boot camp between February 1997 and August 1999, within a two year period of completing the program 80% had later been arrested.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission. Retrieved on August 12, 2010.
  2. ^ "Zoning Map." Township of Ewing. Retrieved on August 12, 2010.
  3. ^ "Ewing township, Mercer County, New Jersey." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 12, 2010.
  4. ^ "New Jersey Training School." New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission. Retrieved on August 12, 2010.
  5. ^ "New Jersey Training School ." New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission. Retrieved on December 16, 2015. "Grace Hill Road Monroe Township, NJ 08831"
  6. ^ a b "Johnstone Campus." New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission. Retrieved on August 12, 2010.
  7. ^ "The Female Secure Care and Intake Facility." New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission. Retrieved on December 16, 2015. "Burlington Street Bordentown, NJ 08505"
  8. ^ " Juvenile Medium Security Facility (JMSF)." New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission. Retrieved on December 16, 2015. "Burlington Street Bordentown, NJ 08505"
  9. ^ Diamond, Randy. "Whitman's hopes for boot camp not realized" (Archive). The Bergen Record. Sunday July 29, 2001. Retrieved on December 29, 2015.
  10. ^ Diamond, Randy. "Graduates of N.J. boot camps face old pressures back home" (Archive). The Bergen Record. Sunday July 29, 2001. Retrieved on December 29, 2015.

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