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Safe Return

Safe Return provides comprehensive reentry services, including intake, assessment and service linkage to those returning to society after incarceration.

Safe Return is a reentry program that provides a broad range of essential services for individuals returning to society within three years of being incarcerated and who are no longer under criminal justice supervision. Our team assists these individuals in obtaining the necessary structure, support and additional opportunities that are fundamental for successful reintegration into their communities.

Additionally, Safe Return ensures that these individuals are given the tools and care they need to lead self-fulfilling, independent lives. Safe Return offers guidance and support in the acquisition of affordable housing, mental health and substance abuse treatment, proper identification and driver’s licenses, legal assistance and advocacy, case management and family reunification services, as well as job readiness, employment training and job placement.

Since 2015, Safe Return has formed countless valuable partnerships – working collaboratively with state correctional facilities, county jails, local and regional law enforcement and other agencies to engage thousands of individuals each year.

Services:

  • Treatment Referral/Linkage
  • Housing Assistance
  • Job Training/Placement
  • Employment Services
  • Educational Assistance
  • Legal Assistance/Advocacy
  • Benefits Assessment/Reinstatement Assistance
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Assessment
  • State Identification Assistance

Eligibility: Must have been released from prison or jail in the last three years and not currently under supervision. Open to residents in the counties of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, or Salem.

Safe Return 24-hour Contact: 856-833-0249

Email: safereturn@voadv.org



Office Locations

Notice: For the dates of November 4th - November 6th, all offices will be open from 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.

    Atlantic County Safe Return
    Location:
    26 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    Contact: (609) 541-2806
    Regular Hours: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    November Extended Hours: 5 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    Camden County Safe Return
    Location: 1812 Federal Street, Camden, NJ 08105
    Contact: (856) 671-6101 - 24 Hour Contact
    Regular Hours: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    November Extended Hours: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.

    Trenton Safe Return (Mercer)
    Location:
    226 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
    Contact: (609) 337-7097
    Regular Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    November Extended Hours: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

    Tri-County (Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland)
    Location: 60 E. Commerce, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
    Contact: (856) 716-2212
    Regular Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    November Extended Hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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