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    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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