New Jersey (NJ) – Boys Homes
A recent study showed that the number of New Jersey’s public school students in possession of substances such as marijuana, alcohol, cocaine and other drugs have increased to 14 percent in 2008 to 2009. More than 2,000 public school students abuse these substances.
The Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) under the Department of Law and Public Safety oversees the rehabilitation and care of delinquent youths in New Jersey. They supervise several community homes, program and facilities that admit juvenile offenders. Among the secure care facilities supervised by the JJC are the Juvenile Medium Security Facility, the Female Secure Care and Intake Facility and the New Jersey Training School.
Therapist and Counselors
The New Jersey Division of Addiction Services (DAS) assists troubled teens, individuals and their families in preventing of and recovering from substance abuse. The DAS website features a substance abuse treatment facility directory arranged per county. The treatment facilities have counselors and therapists that guide substance abusers to recovery.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Information or Programs
The DAS also implements prevention and treatment programs for substance abusers. Together with other government agencies, the DAS runs the Intoxicated Driving Program which aims to make thoroughfares in New Jersey safe by preventing driving under the influence.
Another program is the WorkFirst New Jersey Substance Abuse Initiative that was established in 1998. The program provides assistance to needy families involved in substance abuse.
Here is a list of parenting classes conducted in New Jersey:
- Positive Parenting Classes
- YM-YWHA of North Jersey parenting Center
- Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s Parenting Programs
The state offers Medicaid to children 18 years old and below and their families under specific qualifications. For more info on eligibility requirements for medical assistance, call NJ Family Care at 1-800-701-0710 or visit the County Welfare Agency near you.
Listed here are several afterschool programs offered in New Jersey: