On Feb. 25 at 10:00am, the New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC) will be joining efforts with The New Jersey Coalition of Latino Pastors and Ministers (NJCLPM) and El Ministerio El Sol Sale Para Todos Internacional (MSSPT) in signing a Memorandum of Understanding in the fight against New Jersey’s opioid crisis. This event will take place at the new Hudson County Reentry Site at 9 Basin Drive in Kearny. The agreement will ensure that clients have access to addiction treatment, structured sober housing, job training and employment, linkage to legal services and healthcare; while churches provide spiritual mentoring to willing participants.
The event will unite over 300 chaplains of NJCLPM and MSSPT to provide services to court-involved individuals and eligible participants. Over the course of their work, chaplains of NJCLPM and MSSPT have identified and served individuals suffering from addiction in every county state-wide and have referred them to NJRC.
The event will feature remarks from Bishop Cruz, Archdiocese of Newark, Bishop Marino, United States Secretary of Human Services Dennis Gonzalez, and NJCLPM Chairwoman Wendy Martinez on the impact Memorandum of Understanding on New Jersey’s opioid crisis.
NJRC’s mission is to remove all barriers to employment for individuals released from incarceration. NJRC provides social services to empower them to achieve healthy self-sufficiency, thereby reducing recidivism and fostering safer communities. Working with private employers and public agencies, the NJRC strives to maximize their training and employment. NJRC specifically aims to provide these individuals with addiction treatment, structured sober housing, job training and employment, linkage to legal services and healthcare, and spiritual mentoring.
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