Comptroller, Corrections commissioner among witnesses slated to testify on halfway house problems

TRENTON – The following officials are scheduled to testify at Thursday’s Senate Legislative Oversight Committee hearing that will look into the problems at the state’s halfway houses.

Scheduled to testify at the 2 p.m. hearing, which will be held in committee room 4 in the Statehouse Annex, are:

*Matthew Boxer, State Comptroller

*Gary Lanigan, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

*John J. Clancy, Chairman and CEO, Community Education Center Inc.

*Diane DeBarri, President and CEO, The Kintock Group

*William Curry, Executive Director, Reentry Coalition of New Jersey

*Dan Lombardo, President and CEO, Volunteers of America, Delaware Valley

*Thaddeus Caldwell, former Senior Corrections Investigator

*Derrick Watkins, former Deputy Director of Treatment, Albert M. “Bo” Robinson Assessment and Treatment Center

*Representatives of the New Jersey Police Benevolent Association

*Representatives of the New Jersey Superior Officers Association

The hearing comes about after a scathing article in the New York Times last month, which detailed some the of the lax security and regulations surrounding the facilities, as well as the high number of escapees over the years.

An Assembly panel will hold a similar hearing next week.

 

Comptroller, Corrections commissioner among witnesses slated to testify on halfway house problems