344 Summer Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07104
Phone: (973) 497-7089
Fax: (973) 497-7359
In December of 1990, Broughton House opened as a community corrections facility for pre-release inmates. Today, Broughton House provides a safe and secure environment for up to thirty men categorized as special needs clients.
As currently implemented, the program offers eligible individuals the opportunity to serve the final months prior to parole or release in a community setting. Length of stay varies and gives the individual time to adjust to the community with the support of trained professionals.
When assigned by the Department of Corrections, residents choose to come to a program the understanding that they will conform to the house rules and the program contract, which they design and develop with the assistance of the counseling staff. These plans incorporate personal goals as well as employment, counseling, education and financial needs.
The program emphasizes strengthening their physical and mental health. Counseling is provided on an individual and group basis and our case managers provide in-house health and mental health services. In individual meetings, clients can work on the issues which are particular to their own situation. Group counseling focuses on developing group responsibility, communication skills and respect for individual differences in life styles. In addition, specialized substance abuse and mental health counseling is provided for those who need it.
Actual program completion is dependent on factors determined by the resident’s committing authority. Most residents’ graduate from the program on their official parole or max out date.