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Office of Transitional Services (OTS) (from the NJ Department of Corrections)

Coming Home For Good: Meeting the Challenge of Prisoner Reentry in New Jersey: Final Report of the New Jersey Reentry Roundtable 2005

Making Work Pay: Promoting Employment and Better Child Support Outcomes for Low-Income and Incarcerated Parents:  Provides help to incarcerated parents who are unable to make their child support payments (from the New Jersey Institute For Social Justice)

Policy Statement 13: Children and Families (from the Reentry Policy Council) - go to page 190 (PDF page 215)