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  As the number of juveniles in the justice system nationwide identified as seriously emotionally disturbed increases, the Commission has responded. The Commission's Fresh Start Residential Community Home is specifically targeted for the treatment of 20 male juveniles with serious emotional disorders and special needs. In addition, the Commission operates a 24-bed program for juveniles with serious mental health problems necessitating secure treatment on the grounds of the New Jersey Training School.
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  In 2010, the Commission received funding to enhance reentry services for parolees with sex offenses. Currently, the Commission provides sex offense-specific treatment in all secure facilities and the Pinelands Residential Community Home (PRCH). PRCH is a 18-bed, residential treatment program for males between the ages of 14-18 with a history of sex offenses.
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  The Commission has implemented a comprehensive system of substance abuse assessment for juveniles sentenced to its custody. Preliminary data from these assessments has confirmed the prevalence of substance abuse problems among sentenced youth. In response, the Commission has taken steps to expand and improve its substance abuse treatment services.
  The JJC operates a residential program designed specifically to treat female substance abusers. The DOVES Residential Community Home (Developing Opportunities and Values through Education and Substance Abuse Treatment), serves a maximum of 24 residents with 2 relapse beds. The relapse beds are specifically for those who have previously completed the program. The length of stay is based on individual needs and varies from 4 to 12 months.
  In addition to a secure substance abuse treatment unit located on the grounds of the New Jersey Training School serving 52 males, the Commission has two residential group centers that serve male substance abusers, Campus RCH and Ocean RCH. Residents participate in the New Freedoms Cirriculum to help break their addiction and remain substance free.
 
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