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Juvenile Justice and Prisoner Reentry Division

A Better Way – Prisoner Reentry (Trenton, NJ)

A Better Way is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization in Trenton dedicated to helping men and women returning from prison get their lives back on track. Bonner Scholars work with program participants on their job-readiness skills, GED preparation and other skills to help them successfully transition back into the community and establish stability in their lives.

Mercer County Correctional Center – Corrections (Lambertivlle, NJ)

Mercer County Correctional Center is a short-term jail facility that confines both men and women with Minimum, Medium, and Maximum-security classifications. At this facility, two professional staff facilitate Socrates Café group meetings, a philosophical thought provoking conversation on a weekly basis that provides inmates the opportunity for critical thinking and reflection. During the fall, First Year Seminar professors connect their students to this group for their Community Engaged Learning Day. Website:

PEI Kids – Juvenile Justice (Mercer County, NJ)

Bonner Scholars work alongside PEI staff and help deliver a life-skills curriculum to juvenile offenders.  They also develop and organize additional enrichment and educational projects. Website: