Quality, Integrity, & Accountability in Community Corrections

Kintock Connection

Kintock was recognized for its contributions to the community and presented with the Community Redzone Award on November 17, 2019. Every year, the Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Insurance recognize the work of charitable organizations within the community through the Community RedZone program. Throughout the season, organizations are highlighted at each Eagles home game and given the opportunity to help spread awareness to Eagles fans of the work they’re doing in the Greater Philadelphia area to help make a difference.

Paul Taggines, Corporate Director of Facility Operations, Corey Davis, Site Administrator (Philadelphia) Marcos DeJesus, Site Administrator (Bridgeton) and Frank Guyon, Program Director, Group Home and Parole Violator Program (Philadelphia) represented Kintock during the Eagles-Patriots game and Paul was presented the award during an in-game feature.  

Kintock is extremely pleased to announce that its Erie Avenue program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania successfully underwent re-accreditation during an audit by the American Correctional Association (ACA) and achieved an outstanding perfect score of 100 percent on both mandatory and non-mandatory applicable standards.

“Please join me in congratulating the Philadelphia employees. I’m so happy to share with all of you that they have maintained their perfect score of 100% for their three-year ACA audit. This was just on the heels of their very successful PREA audit,” said Nicole Cucinotta, Corporate Compliance Officer. 

The two-day audit took place October 15 and 16, 2019 and Kintock’s staff members Corey Davis, Site Administrator and Ms. Cucinotta were presented with the certificate of award at the ACA’s Winter Conference in San Diego, CA on January 11, 2020. 

The auditors noted that it is evident that Kintock staff makes security a priority at the Philadelphia facility and really cares about the safety of the residents, staff and greater community, according to Ms. Cucinotta.

The American Correctional Association and the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections are private, non-profit organizations that administer the only national accreditation program for all components of adult and juvenile corrections. Accreditation is achieved through a series of reviews, evaluations, surveys and audits conducted by qualified ACA auditors. Programs are required to undergo the audit process every three years to maintain ACA accreditation status.

Manuel Peeler, age 34, has always dreamed of becoming an Executive Chef. But before coming to Kintock nearly a year ago, that hope was a distant dream.

Recently, Mr. Peeler took his first steps to reaching his childhood dreams. In January, less than a year after his arrival at Kintock Bridgeton, Mr. Peeler was accepted into the renowned, Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College. At the Academy of Culinary Arts, he will pursue a two-year associate’s degree in Applied Science: Culinary Arts. This degree will bring him one step closer to his dreams coming true.

“Since, Mr. Peeler’s arrival at the Kintock Group he has been an exemplary resident. He has worked hard while in the Treatment and Work Release Program,” said Tiffany Novack, Director of Kintock’s Bridgeton Work Release Program. According to Mr. Peeler, “Kintock’s intervention has changed his life”.

RFL’s Dominic Carter gives a special report on how New Jersey has been reforming its parole system. Organizations like the non-profit Kintock Group in Newark have been helping to rehabilitate prisoners on parole. NJ reentry programs such as these have resulted in a recidivism rate less than half that of national average.

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