New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:4c-27.20 - Eligibility For Employment For Certain Rehabilitated Offenders; Determination.

30:4C-27.20 Eligibility for employment for certain rehabilitated offenders; determination.

5. a. For crimes and offenses other than those cited in subsection a. of section 4 of this act, an applicant or staff member may be eligible for employment at, or to administer, a facility if the individual has affirmatively demonstrated to the department clear and convincing evidence of rehabilitation pursuant to subsection b. of this section.

b.In determining whether an individual has affirmatively demonstrated rehabilitation, the following factors shall be considered:

(1)the nature and responsibility of the position at the facility that the convicted individual would hold, has held or currently holds, as the case may be;

(2)the nature and seriousness of the offense;

(3)the circumstances under which the offense occurred;

(4)the date of the offense;

(5)the age of the individual when the offense was committed;

(6)whether the offense was an isolated or repeated incident;

(7)any social conditions that may have contributed to the offense; and

(8)any evidence of rehabilitation, including good conduct in prison or in the community, counseling or psychiatric treatment received, acquisition of additional academic or vocational schooling, successful participation in correctional work-release programs, or the recommendation of those who have had the individual under their supervision.

c.The department shall make the final determination regarding the employment of the administrator of a facility with a criminal conviction specified under this section.

d.The administrator of the facility or the facility's board of directors shall make the final determination regarding the employment of a staff member or applicant with a criminal conviction specified under this section.

e.If the administrator of a facility has knowledge that a staff member has criminal charges pending against the staff member, the administrator shall promptly notify the department to determine whether or not any action concerning the staff member is necessary in order to ensure the safety of the children who are placed in the facility.


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