Essex County Chief of Staff Philip Alagia, Freeholder Leonard Luciano, NJ State Senator and Essex County Deputy Chief of Staff Teresa Ruiz, Essex County Correctional Facility Director Alfaro Ortiz, Marcus O. Hicks, Esq., Director of the Office of Community Programs & Outreach with the New Jersey Department of Corrections, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo and Freeholder Vice President Patricia Sebold. Credits: Glenn Frieson
Essex County Correctional Facility Earns American Correctional Association Accreditation
Friday, August 23, 2013 • 12:43am
WEST ORANGE, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced the Essex County Correctional Facility earned its first-ever accreditation from the American Correctional Association on August 21. The ACA sets the standards for correctional facilities and detention centers in the United States, American territories and some foreign countries.
ECCF received a 95 percent rating to receive the three-year accreditation, establishing Essex County’s commitment to maintaining high professional standards with its staff and providing safe and secure environment for officers and inmates.