143 Remsen Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
Phone: (732) 247-2770
Fax: (732) 247-0869
The Resource Center is NJAC’s oldest non-residential program, and serves as a walk-in center for ex-offenders. The goal of the Resource Center is to assist clients in remaining crime-free and productive in the community. Issues of major importance to recently released inmates are employment, housing and adjustment to community standards. Staff works with clients in order to remove these barriers and assist in their adjustment. Short-term case management services are provided that assist clients with emergency needs, community stabilization, and general assistance in becoming productive citizens in the community.
Project Reunion, a program of the Resource Center, is a parenting skills program designed to address the serious problems experienced by women and their children when they are separated by incarceration or court order due to abuse or neglect. The goal of this program is to maintain and/or strengthen the parent/child relationship. Services consist of parenting skills training, structured parent/child visitation, feedback sessions and supportive services to the children and their caregivers. The program is available to female inmates at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center (MCACC) and women in the community who have been referred by DYFS, Family Court or other relevant agencies. Resource Center staff transports children to the MCACC or agency from which the referral originated on a weekly basis.