The goal of the Office of Transitional Services is to implement a seamless continuum of care for offenders utilizing cost-effective, proven practices system wide that increase offenders’ abilities and motivation to practice responsible, crime-free behavior. The Office of Transitional Services has oversight over the transitional and social services programs within the department. The office has developed partnerships with federal, state and local agencies for creating linkages to resources that provide support to returning offenders. Services are coordinated in four key interrelated areas: employment and economic stability; mental, physical and spiritual health; housing; and family stability. Offenders are provided with the tools necessary to become productive members of the community.
Our vision is that every offender released from prison will be prepared to reenter society as a productive, law-abiding citizen of New Jersey.
Our mission is to enhance public safety by reducing the risk that offenders will reoffend and return to prison by providing comprehensive services from the time they enter prison through their reintegration back into society.