Safe Return

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

The Volunteers of America Delaware Valley Safe Return Program, funded by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, provides reentry assistance and 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. Safe Return ensures that individuals returning to society from incarceration are given the tools and care they need in order to establish and lead self-fulfilling, independent lives after reintegrating back into society.

Through the Safe Return program, VOADV professionals assist individuals in obtaining the necessary structure, support and additional opportunities that are fundamental for successful reintegration into their communities. The program offers the following key services:

Operating within established VOADV offices and embedded satellite offices, the program is a one-stop program for reentry needs and services, covering the entirety of the organization’s footprint across Southern New Jersey. The program currently provides services to individuals in the following regions/counties:

Since 2015, Safe Return has operated successfully in the community with the assistance of a number of valuable partnerships. Staff work collaboratively with state correctional facilities, county jails, local and regional law enforcement and other agencies to engage thousands of individuals each year. The program relies on the collaborative relationship between VOADV, the County Justice Facilities, and the Department of Corrections Facilities throughout the State. This allows for discharge planning efforts up to six months prior to an individual maxing out.

Office Locations

Atlantic County Safe Return

Location: 26 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08024
Contact: (609) 541-2806

Burlington County Safe Return

Location: 1289 NJ-38 #105, Hainesport, NJ 08036
Contact: (609) 667-7477

Camden County Safe Return

Location: 1812 Federal Street, Camden, NJ 08105
Contact: (856) 671-6101 – 24 Hour Contact

Trenton Safe Return (Mercer)

Location: 226 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
Contact: (609) 337-7097

Tri-County (Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland)

Location: 1667 E Landis Ave, Vineland, NJ 08361
Contact: (856) 716-2212

Safe Return in the News

New Jersey 101.5: No parole, no family — how NJ’s ‘max outs’ survive after prison

KYW: Pine Hill police and Volunteers of America form collaborative effort to help the needy

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