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Monmouth County Sheriff Kim Guadagno is proud to announce that the Monmouth County Correctional Institution and the Youth Detention Center have been re-accredited by the American Correctional Association. “This is a significant accomplishment for our office,” said Sheriff Kim Guadagno. “Being nationally re-accredited formally recognizes that the services we provide continue to meet or exceed the practices of the top correctional facilities in the nation.”

The Monmouth County Correctional Institution is a 1,328 bed facility which houses county, state and federal inmates as well as immigration and customs enforcement detainees. The Youth Detention Center is a 40 bed facility which provides safe and secure detention for juveniles.

In May of this year, both facilities successfully completed a comprehensive audit by representatives of the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections. Both MCCI and the YDC received 100 percent in mandatory standards, and 99.4 percent and 98.8 percent respectively, in non mandatory standards.

ACA standards address services, programs and operations essential to effective correctional management. Through accreditation, an agency is able to maintain a balance between protecting the public and providing an environment that safeguards the life, health and safety of staff and offenders. Standards set by the ACA reflect practical and up to date policies and procedures, and function as a management tool for agencies and facilities throughout the world.

Sheriff Guadagno acknowledged the team effort led by Warden William Fraser and Assistant Superintendent Sebastian Trapani along with staff from both facilities for making this achievement possible.

The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is the first Law Enforcement Agency in the United States of America to be nationally accredited in all five areas of operation. The “Five Star” accreditation achievement includes the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, the Youth Detention Center, the Law Enforcement Division, the 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch Center and correctional healthcare.