Department acknowledges its legal and moral obligation to comply with all
Constitutional rights; Court rulings; and Federal and State statutory law and
administrative code. In an effort to ensure compliance with these mandates, the
Department has elected to maintain the highest correctional standards by
undergoing an external accreditation audit and continuing accreditation from the
National Commission on Correctional Heath Care, as well as striving for a
perfect score on the New Jersey Department of Corrections annual jail
The Department acknowledges that the security of the facility, and the welfare
and safety of the community, staff and inmates are the principal
responsibilities of the Department of Corrections. All efforts will be taken to
prevent any breach of security that could endanger the welfare of the general
public, staff, and inmates. Departmental Policy and Procedures will be
professionally developed and rigorously adhered to in an effort to prevent any
breach of security.
The Department also recognizes its obligation to the citizens of the County of
Ocean to be fiscally responsible and utilize sound management practices in
pursuit of its mission. To this end the Department promotes and supports the
professional development of its employees and the implementation of state of the
art correctional practices. It is committed to providing continuous staff
training on current correctional issues and encourages personal development
through continuing education.
It is both the policy and practice of the Ocean County Department of Corrections
to afford equal opportunities to qualified individuals regardless of race,
color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, political
affiliation, disability or handicap as defined by the American Disabilities Act.
Additionally all persons incarcerated will be afforded equal participation in
any and all programs offered by the institution such as religious services,
recreational activities, educational, rehabilitation and legal services subject
to requirements of institutional security.