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  • NJ A3684
  • Requires Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to facilitate establishment of four new recovery community centers.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires the Assistant Commissioner of the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services in the Department of Human Services to facilitate the establishment of four new recovery community centers in New Jersey. There are currently two recovery community centers providing services in New Jersey: Eva's Village Recovery Center in Passaic County and Living Proof Recovery Center in Camden County. Recovery community centers are non-clinical, peer-to-peer support centers for people in recovery from an alcohol or other substance use disorder. The centers assist clients in maintaining sobriety and reestablishing ties to the community through a variety of services which include, but are not limited to, peer-facilitated recovery support groups, recovery coaching and mentoring, telephone recovery support, family education programs, mental health wellness groups, writing groups, art therapy, music classes, social and recreational events, on-site child care, volunteer training opportunities, advocacy training, life skills training and support, computer and Internet access, general educational development test classes, and job readiness and career preparation classes. The bill permit the division, and any other entity seeking to establish or support the establishment of a new recovery community center under the bill, to seek and accept such funding and grants as may be available from any source. The assistant commissioner will be required to submit an annual report to the Governor and to the Legislature detailing its efforts to establish four new recovery community centers, including any recommendations for supporting, expanding, improving, and establishing new recovery community centers.
Health and Senior Services
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee  (on 5/12/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
5/12/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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