Community Resource

Transition Professionals

(201) 883-9360

Transition Professionals

We assist persons coming home from jail or prison with any services and access to benefits they need. When you or someone you love needs a referral to the shelter, mental health organization or is in need of a resume and job search assistance please contact us. On site we have a clothing closet and case managers to help someone successfully transition from incarceration back to their community.

Pre-Release Services:

  • Bergen County Jail: Transition Professionals visits inmates several times a week to assess and aide individuals with transition into the community. We identify barriers inmates will face upon their release and work with many different partner agencies to secure services before release. 
  • Weekly Group Meetings at the Bergen County Jail
  • Weekly Employment Readiness groups in the BCJ DRC
  • Quarterly attendance at NJ State Prison events

 Post-Release Services:

  • Individual Counseling Sessions with licensed mental health counselors
  • Referrals to the Bergen County Homeless Shelter
  • Resume Writing and Job Search services
  • Financial Literacy programs
  • Enrollment in Medicaid, Food Stamps, General Assistance/TANF, and Social Security
  • "Fresh Start Backpacks" filled with basic life essentials for our clients
  • Household Goods available for clients moving into their own home 
  • Free clothing for men and women
  • Support for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated veterans
  • Family Reunification assistance 
  • Referrals to faith-based, religious, and spiritual organizations
Age Groups
  • Adults
Community Services
Basic Needs / Assistance
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Legal / Advocacy
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Crisis / Safety
Treatment Services
In-Community Services
Outpatient Services
Payment Options
  • Free
  • State Funding
Language Spoken
  • Spanish
Areas Served
  • Bergen County
  • Passaic County

Last Updated: 05/15/24