Established in 2005 through inter-State agency agreements, University Correctional Health Care (UCHC) and its staff of mental health professionals provide mental health and sex offender specific treatment services to the inmates, residents and parolees under the supervision of the New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC), the Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) and the New Jersey State Parole Board (SPB).
In October 2008, UCHC was awarded a contract expanding the organization’s responsibilities by adding medical and dental health care services for the NJDOC inmate population. In January 2011, another contract expansion awarded responsibility for the provision of medical services for the JJC resident population.
Currently, UCHC has cost-based service agreements with a total budget of nearly $175 million and 1,100 staff serving roughly 20,500 inmates in 12 adult correctional facilities, 400 residents in 14 JJC locations and 1,000 individuals in 10 SPB offices.
UCHC, operating within Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is dedicated to excellence in the provision of medical, mental health, dental and sex offender treatment services to those involved in New Jersey criminal and juvenile justice systems.
We are committed to being leaders in the delivery of effective, compassionate and accessible care within correctional environments. Our services are informed by research along with sharing lessons learned with the correctional health community.
We Care. We Teach. We Heal. We Improve.
To become a leader for the advancement of medical and mental health care within the criminal justice system.