NJ Juvenile Detention Facility Wins National Recognition

NEWARK, N.J. — The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) has named the Essex County Juvenile Detention Facility its Facility of the Year for 2013. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced the prestigious award, which recognizes excellence in health services delivery, correctional health care professionalism, commitment to continuity of health services and continual quality improvement.

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“Facility of the Year” Awarded in Vermont

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — Each year, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) recognizes a standout facility and presents them with the Facility of Year award. For 2012, the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility (CRCF) was presented with the prestigious honor.

CRCF in South Burlington, Vt., was selected for its variety of inmate programs and features that make it unique in the correctional market. CRCF was selected from nearly 500 prisons, jails and juvenile facilities accredited by NCCHC.

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ACA Honors Massachusetts Jail

PITTSFIELD, Ma. — The American Correctional Association (ACA) has awarded its highest score to the Berkshire County Jail and House of Corrections. The facility was awarded a score of 100 percent by the ACA report, according to Sheriff Thomas Bowler.

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