The Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center (ADTC) currently houses approximately 700 sexual offenders who are involved in sex offender treatment, educational and vocational studies and hold numerous work positions within the institution. In 1999, the Sexually Violent Predator Act was enacted to civilly commit those sex offenders who were still considered sexually dangerous even after completion of their criminal sentence. These inmates were remanded by court order to a Special Treatment Unit jointly operated by the New Jersey Department of Corrections and the Department of Human Services. The NJDOC was placed in charge of security, and the Department of Human Services supervises treatment services.
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I am a professor at Penn State University – Abington, who is also a clinical practitioner in the field of evaluation and treating people who have committed sexual offenses. I currently teach in the Rehabilitation and Human Services department at PSU Abington and am interested in touring the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center along with some of our students. Would you be willing to permit a tour of the facility? We can speak further via telephone and my email is included below. Thank you for your time and consideration.