News - 2010

Five Facilities Receive Official ACA Accreditations at CAMA Conference

West Caldwell, NJ May 3 -
Five Community Education Centers, Inc. (CEC) facilities received official accreditations at the American Correctional Association’s Correctional Accreditation Manager’s Association (CAMA) conference in Columbus, Ohio on April 30th.  All five facilities scored a perfect 100% on all mandatory and non-mandatory standards.

“I would like to congratulate all the staff at each facility and our corporate accreditation team for their hard work to achieve these accreditations.  Having five facilities all score a perfect 100% is a very admirable accomplishment that reflects the high standards of operation the company maintains,” said Dr. Robert Mackey, Senior Vice President at CEC.

The Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility (ATEF) received its initial accreditation as did The Harbor at its new location in Newark, New Jersey. Talbot Hall, The Albert M. Bo Robinson Assessment and Treatment Center, Talbot Hall and Tully House all received reaccreditations.

ACA standards address services, programs, and operations essential to effective correctional management. Through accreditation, an agency is able to maintain a balance between protecting the public and providing an environment that safeguards the life, health, and safety of staff and offenders. Standards set by ACA reflect practical up-to-date policies and procedures and function as a management tool for agencies and facilities throughout the world.

Community Education Centers, Inc. (CEC) is a leading provider of offender reentry and in-prison treatment services in America, operating in 19 states and the Commonwealth of Bermuda, with nearly 30,000 individuals in our daily care. CEC provides a full range of therapeutic residential and non-residential reentry services with a documented record of reducing recidivism. CEC contracts with local, county, state, and federal government agencies, as well as non-profit agencies. CEC's Secure Facilities Division provides jail/detention management services at 17 facilities in Pennsylvania, Texas, and Ohio.

To learn more about each accredited facility:
The Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility (ATEF)
Talbot Hall
The Albert M. Bo Robinson Assessment and Treatment Center
Tully House
The Harbor

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