Clinton House was opened in 1966 as one of the first halfway houses in the state of New Jersey. Now referred to as a Residential Community Release Program (RCRP) Clinton House is a work-release program for men on pre-release from a NJ state correctional facility. Located in a large Victorian home in a community setting, each resident at Clinton House is able to obtain a job, attend a school, or receive training shortly after arrival. Case Managers and other professional staff work closely with each resident to help him access the tools and resources needed to maintain employment and establish other positive connections to aid in a successful reentry into the community, with a focus on those areas known to reduce risk of recidivism.
Participation in an RCRP is voluntary. Individuals choose to serve out their sentences in the community with the understanding that they will adhere to strict accountability requirements on their movements in the community and work on established goals with the support of program staff. All residents are referred through the NJ Department of Corrections.