There are many obstacles offenders may face when making the transition from a correctional facility to their community. The Fair Release and Reentry Act (FRARA) of 2009 is intended to provide those ex-offenders exiting with a comprehensive information packet to aid in their successful re-integration into society. On the day of release, every inmate leaving the custody of the New Jersey Department of Corrections will receive a FRARA Portfolio containing information that may be beneficial to their reentry.
The FRARA portfolio includes a temporary release photo ID, duplicate social security card*, birth certificate*, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Non-Driver Photo ID* , final discharge paperwork, a copy of current criminal charges, the remaining account balance, final trust account statement, and a medical records summary. Where applicable, releasing inmates may also be provided with notification of active warrants/detainers, NJ Transit Bus Tickets (if purchased), any necessary medical referrals, and a two week supply of medication. Information is also provided on the Right to Vote, Records Expungement process, Child Support/Custody, community-based resources, and NJ State Parole Board Certificate of Rehabilitation application.
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* where eligible