News - 2015

Meet the Staff at CEC’s New California STOP Placement Office

West Caldwell, NJ February 27 -
The Specialized Treatment for Optimized Programming or “STOP” is a system of six program areas located throughout California to coordinate placement of state parolee and in-prison treatment program graduates into transitional reentry services after their incarceration......

Liberty Hall Residents Nail Down Volunteer Work

West Caldwell, NJ February 25 -
Residents at Liberty Hall put on hard hats and picked up hammers and nails to help build a home for a Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity family......

Seven Earn Educational Certificates Through Tully House Reentry Program

West Caldwell, NJ February 23 -
As Ron Morrison, Deputy Director of Tully House, stepped to the microphone to welcome the audience to last week’s graduation ceremony he looked out and saw many eyes filled with hope......

Colorado Reentry Center Holds Graduation

West Caldwell, NJ February 16 -
Being a father is a lifelong challenge. Being a father while you are incarcerated makes that challenge even more complicated......

Talbot Hall Staff Volunteer At A Homeless Shelter

West Caldwell, NJ February 13 -
As freezing temperatures and icy snow descended across much of the Northeast, staff at Talbot hall headed to a shelter in Newark, New Jersey to help feed the homeless......

CEC Announces James E. Hyman as Chief Executive Officer

West Caldwell, NJ January 28 -
Community Education Centers, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of offender reentry and in-prison treatment services, announced today that it has named James E. Hyman as Chief Executive Officer for the company......

Logan Hall Introduces Women’s Enrichment Program

West Caldwell, NJ January 26 -
Logan Hall, a residential reentry facility in Newark, New Jersey is helping female residents in an enrichment program designed to empower women through education and reentry treatment. A facility event was held in December called “Women Who Matter,” that was attended by staff and family that highlighted the enrichment program’s message of recognizing the crucial role women play in their families......

Talbot Hall Staff and Alumni Visit School to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

West Caldwell, NJ January 26 -
The CEC Alumni Association teamed up with staff from Talbot Hall in Kearny, NJ, to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day through a volunteer effort at a local high school. The CEC group visited Westside High School in Newark where they joined students to paint school pendants that will hang in the hallways of the school......

CEC Announces Two Senior Level Appointments

West Caldwell, NJ December 10 -
CEC has named Steve Tomlin as the new Senior Vice President for Reentry Operations. Mr. Tomlin previously served as the Vice President of the Eastern Region and in his new role he will oversee all national reentry treatment services and research efforts. The company also announced that Rodney Brockenbrough, formerly the Deputy Regional Manager of the Eastern Region, will assume Mr. Tomlin’s role as Vice President of the Eastern Region......

CEC Names Debra Shannon as Chief of Staff

West Caldwell, NJ November 17 -
Community Education Centers, Inc. has announced that Debra Shannon, General Counsel, has been named Chief of Staff. Debra served as General Counsel at CEC for over nine years and has provided counsel to the Chairman and senior management as well as overseen all litigation, risk management, contracts, acquisitions, real estate transactions and government compliance issues.....

Philadelphia Staff Volunteer at Philabundance

West Caldwell, NJ November 13 -
A group of over thirty employees from three Philadelphia facilities arrived ready to work at Philabundance, an organization that feeds the hungry throughout the Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Staff from Philadelphia-based reentry centers Coleman Hall, Hoffman Hall and Oxford spent the day sorting and packing food to be distributed to food cupboards, emergency kitchens and shelters.....

CEC Announces the Resignations of John J. Clancy, Dr. Robert Mackey, and Maria Carnevale

West Caldwell, NJ October 31 -
Community Education Centers, Inc. announced that John J. Clancy, Chairman and CEO, Dr. Robert Mackey, Senior Vice President for Reentry Operations, and Maria Carnevale, Assistant to the Chairman, have resigned from the company effective January 2, 2015.....

ACRC Walks In Its 12th Race for the Cure

West Caldwell, NJ October 29 -
Staff, residents, sponsors and alumni of the Arapahoe County Residential Center (ACRC) in Littleton, Colorado, gathered for the twelfth consecutive year to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®. The ACRC group successfully completed the entire 5K walk to raise awareness about Breast Cancer and funds for research.....

Alumni and Staff Participate in Philadelphia Recovery Walk

West Caldwell, NJ October 17 -
September is National Recovery Month and CEC celebrated by participating in the annual PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! (Pennsylvania Recovery Organization-Achieving Community Together) event in Philadelphia. Staff, residents, and alumni joined the walk, the largest in the country, with thousands of others on a beautiful fall day that began at Penn’s Landing.....

Back To School Supply Drives Held Across the County

West Caldwell, NJ September 29 -
September is a busy month for CEC’s Family Services program across the country as many “Back to School” activities take place in an effort to support a healthy start to the school year. Beginning in late August, Family Services Coordinators schedule school supply drives and events designed to educate parents and children.....

Let it Grow! Liberty Hall Donates Garden Vegetables To Local Food Pantry

West Caldwell, NJ September 10 -
Liberty Hall in Indianapolis, Indiana reaped a bountiful harvest from the facility’s on-site garden this year. The garden project was conceived and coordinated by Eric Dyer, an Eagle Scout and son of Liberty Hall Business Manager Tom Dyer......

Talbot Hosts “Creative Day” To Supplement Reentry Treatment Services

West Caldwell, NJ September 10 -
A celebration of creative energy and talent took place at Talbot Hall’s “Creative Day” which marked the end of summer at CEC’s residential assessment center in Kearny, New Jersey......

NCCHC Names Casper Re-Entry Center, Wyoming, Facility of the Year for Medical Services

West Caldwell, NJ September 9 -
The prestigious honor of the R. Scott Chavez Facility of the Year 2014 has been awarded to the Casper Re-Entry Center (CRC) in Casper, Wyoming by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC)......


West Caldwell, NJ August 18 -
The Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility (ATEF) held the first annual Alumni Day picnic at Oliver Park in Calera, Alabama on August 9th......

CEC Alumni Association Holds Annual BBQ

West Caldwell, NJ August 4 -
The Community Education Centers' Alumni Association held its annual Alumni BBQ at Merrill Park in Iselin, New Jersey on Saturday July 19th. The day's events started at 10 a.m. and included activities for children, food, and entertainment......

CEC Names New State Director For Alabama And New Director At ATEF

West Caldwell, NJ July 10 -
CEC has named former Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility (ATEF) director, Charles "Ike" Hadley as the new Alabama State Director and Gary Hetzel as the new director at ATEF......

Tully House Introduces Creative Writing Group

West Caldwell, NJ June 26 -
Tully House, a residential reentry center in Newark, New Jersey has added a creative writing group to its already wide array of reentry treatment services......

Bo Robinson Hosts Seminar On The Administration of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI)

West Caldwell, NJ June 12 -
Bo Robinson, CEC’s residential reentry center in Trenton, New Jersey, hosted a presentation entitled “The Use & Interpretation of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) on May 21......

Alabama’s ATEF Residents Create Toys That “Rock”

West Caldwell, NJ May 29 -
Residents of the Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility (ATEF) recently completed a successful carpentry project that will benefit sick children and be a source of enjoyment for years to come.......

Five Residential Reentry Facilities Recommended For American Correctional Association Reaccreditation

West Caldwell, NJ May 19 -
Five CEC residential reentry facilities were recommended for American Correction Association (ACA) reaccreditation with perfect 100% scores on all mandatory and non-mandatory standards.......

“CEC Walking Warriors” Volunteer In Fight Against Cancer

West Caldwell, NJ May 8 -
The Kinney County Detention Center (KCDC) in Brackettville, Texas, was a proud supporter of the Relay for Life event that took place in late April to raise funds for the American Cancer Society (ACS).......

New Mexico Reentry Facility Residents Make Spiritual Journey

West Caldwell, NJ April 30 -
Residents supplemented their reentry treatment services with an outdoor walk designed to foster a sense of spirituality to the top of Tome Hill in New Mexico. The landmark is known in popular local lore for its spiritual benefits of restorative healing and prayer.......

Family Services Program at Delaney Hall Welcomes Spring

West Caldwell, NJ April 24 -
The Delaney Hall Family Services program welcomed spring by highlighting the importance establishing meaningful family activities. Over the course of several family nights, families were provided with educational opportunities to develop traditions around the change of seasons.......

CEC staff from the Secure Facilities Division

West Caldwell, NJ April 21 -
Senior staff from CEC's Secure Facilities Division including George Killinger, Vice President; James McCormick, Deputy Director; and Ray Thompson, Warden of the Fannin County Jail in Texas were amongst special guests that attended the dedication of the Derrell Hall Education Center in Bonham, Texas.......

Illinois Re-Awards CEC Two In-Prison Treatment Contracts

West Caldwell, NJ April 8 -
The company was recently re-awarded two contracts from the State of Illinois. CEC will continue to provide therapeutic community services at the 671-bed Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center (SWICC).......

New Mexico Women’s Recovery Academy Featured On Local News

West Caldwell, NJ April 2 -
The New Mexico Women’s Recovery Academy (NMWRA) Women & Children’s program was highlighted in a featured segment on KOB Channel 4, Albuquerque, as a resident’s son had his dream of becoming a police officer come true.......

Two Philadelphia Residential Reentry Centers Recommended for American Correctional Association Accreditation

West Caldwell, NJ March 29 -
Two Philadelphia-based residential reentry centers, Oxford and Luzerne 2, were recommended for American Correction Association (ACA) Adult Community Residential Services (ACRS) accreditation after two day audits.......

CEC Alumni Association Participate In Read Across America Day

West Caldwell, NJ March 20 -
The CEC Alumni Association took part in the Read Across America Day at the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.......

Casper Re-Entry Center Recommended for Two ACA Accreditation

West Caldwell, NJ March 6 -
The Casper Re-Entry Center (CRC), Wyoming’s largest reentry facility, was recommended for two ACA accreditations scoring 100% on all mandatory and non-mandatory standards.......

Talbot Hall Celebrates Black History Month

West Caldwell, NJ February 27 -
Talbot Hall, CEC’s 500-bed assessment and treatment center in Kearny, New Jersey is celebrating Black History Month in February.......

Community Education Centers, Inc. Announces The Departure Of Michael Pelletier

West Caldwell, NJ February 6 -
Community Education Centers, Inc. announced today that Michael Pelletier will step down from his position as Chief Operating Officer.......


West Caldwell, NJ January 24 -
The Quality Management (QM) department at CEC maintains the company’s exceptional operating standards and its unprecedented record in American Correctional Association.......

Mental Health Treatment Practices at Bo Robinson in Trenton Cited as “Exemplary”

West Caldwell, NJ January 14 -
A recent evaluation conducted at Columbus House, the mental health treatment facility at The Albert M. “Bo” Robinson Assessment and Treatment Center in Trenton, New Jersey........

Independent Review Confirms Reduction in Recidivism At Philadelphia Reentry Center

West Caldwell, NJ January 9 -
A recent review entitled “Making A Difference in Offender Recidivism: Correctional Treatment Programming,” done in conjunction with the Philadelphia Prison System (PPS)........


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