For the past five years, employees of the New Jersey State Parole Board have collected winter coats and non-perishable food items for various charities in and around the Trenton area. This year, the collected items will go to HomeFront in Lawrenceville, an organization that provides support for homeless families in the Trenton area.
Collection boxes were placed in the lobby of the State Parole Board’s Central Office in Trenton for employee donations. State Parole Board staff from district offices and prisons throughout the state are participating as well. The first load of donated items was delivered on December 1st, with the final delivery scheduled for December 29th.
State Parole Board Chairman Samuel J. Plumeri, Jr. said, “The State Parole Board is pleased to work with an organization that has an established track record of helping to ensure that those living in our communities receive the support they need. Our employees are not only dedicated public servants, but caring people willing to go above and beyond to assist others.”
According to HomeFront’s website, the organization, “…carefully invest to provide access to safe and secure housing, tools for success, basic necessities, and a nurturing environment for children of homeless families allowing them to live with dignity as we work with them to break the cycle of poverty.”
The mission of the New Jersey State Parole Board is to promote public safety and foster the successful rehabilitation of offenders through the implementation of policies that result in effective parole case management. A multitude of innovative parole initiatives assist the Board in addressing the needs of the community, crime victims, and offenders through responsible decision-making and supervision processes. These initiatives assist the New Jersey State Parole Board in meeting its important goals which include increased public safety, sustained recidivism rate reductions, and the successful and sustainable reintegration of offenders.