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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 52, STATE GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICERS
Chapter 17B: Establishment of department; "the department" defined
Section: 52:17B-182: Findings, declarations relative to a correctional, rehabilitative program for juvenile, youthful offenders
2. The Legislature finds and declares that there is a present need to provide for certain juvenile and young adult offenders a special program of incarceration stressing a highly structured routine of discipline, regimentation, exercise and work therapy, together with substance abuse and self-improvement counseling, education and an intensive program of aftercare supervision.
The Legislature further finds and declares that such a program would:
a. Develop positive attitude and behavior traits which will foster the work ethic and contribute to the maturity of the participants by utilizing proven techniques of regimentation and structured discipline;
b. Foster self-control, self-respect, teamwork and improved work habits for such offenders so as to enable these offenders to return to society as law-abiding citizens;
c. Provide young adult and juvenile offenders with a rehabilitative experience which will positively influence their behavior and help thwart future criminal activity;
d. Allow for a more creative use of correctional resources than the simple custody of prisoners;
e. Reduce corrections costs by shortening stays of incarceration;
f. Increase an offender's potential for rehabilitation and decrease recidivism by providing a structured, integrated and comprehensive treatment program which includes both an institutional regimen and an intensively supervised aftercare component in the community;
g. Provide meaningful and productive work opportunities and vocational training to enhance and expand offenders' marketable skills; and
h. Help to alleviate overcrowding in prisons and juvenile facilities.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:55.
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