WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community Education Centers, (CEC) announced today the re-award of statewide contracts from the New Jersey Department of Corrections (DOC), continuing a 21-year relationship with the state for the provision of residential community release programming at four of the company's facilities.
"We are grateful for the trust the State of New Jersey has placed in us by re-awarding these contracts recognizing the quality of the treatment services we as a company provide," said James E. Hyman, CEO. "We are proud to be part of a solution that has demonstrated lower recidivism rates and the return of individuals to society as productive citizens."
The DOC re-awarded the contracts to Education and Health Centers of America, Inc., (EHCA). CEC provides operational and treatment services for EHCA, acting as the service provider for EHCA in New Jersey. Facilities re-awarded include the 'Bo' Robinson Assessment and Treatment Center in Trenton, Talbot Hall in Kearny, and Tully House and The Harbor in Newark. Bo Robinson and Talbot Hall function as the state's two assessment centers, where residents are given extensive risk and treatment needs assessments before placement in a community-based program. CEC's treatment programming began 21 years ago with the founding of the first DOC substance abuse treatment facility at The Harbor, in Hoboken. Collectively, the awards cover 1,356 beds, with contracts for a two-year period that began July 1, 2016.
Independent studies have confirmed the success of NJ's community corrections system since the establishment of assessment and treatment centers. The state has experienced a 31% decrease in the prison population from 1999 to 2014, providing evidence of the effectiveness of the company's treatment programming.
CEC remains committed to its mission of personal transformation through cognitive treatment in environments that are safe and well maintained. Each day CEC provides an evidence-based treatment model of services that include substance abuse treatment, counseling, educational/vocational training, life skills and aftercare.
CEC is a leading national provider of rehabilitative services for offenders in reentry and in-prison treatment facilities, as well as providing comprehensive management of county, state, and federal jail and detention facilities. The Company provides evidence-based programming for residential and non-residential clients and maintains a documented record of reducing recidivism. CEC services also include drug and alcohol testing by SECON, a comprehensive drug testing and screening company that provides services worldwide.
SOURCE Community Education Centers