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Commission Finds 100 Ways to Aid Re-Entry of Ex-Prisoners

NJ Spotlight

By Colleen O’Dea

A legislatively mandated commission on Tuesday recommended that New Jersey take 100 steps to improve re-entry services for those released from prison, from improving health care and addiction treatment to creating more opportunities for training and employment. The 100-page report of the Reentry Services Commission, a 14-member body created last December by a unanimous Legislature, did not provide a price tag for its recommendations. And some — including additional medication-assisted treatment for addicts and more relevant employment training — could be costly. But the report does suggest ways to fund or defray expenses.

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