Map of Camden County, New Jersey

Camden County, New Jersey

Population: 507,078

Camden County is the eighth most populated county in New Jersey, with 13.1 percent of the population living under the poverty line. Camden County ranked second in the state of New Jersey for substance abuse admissions in 2017. The county also ranked second highest in the state for drug-related deaths in 2018, with an estimated 329 suspected drug-related deaths. As part of the county’s 2016–2019 Comprehensive Substance Abuse Plan, it was determined that there is a large gap between the demand for substance abuse treatment and the “met demand,” with offender admissions to treatment programs expected to increase. The Camden County Department of Corrections (CCDOC) is working to ensure implementation of an effective and sustainable MAT program to connect individuals with reentry services and assist those with opioid use disorders, in an effort to reduce the number of individuals returning to the justice system. CCDOC is coordinating with health care providers to improve individuals’ access to substance abuse and mental health treatment services on their release from a facility and to improve the availability of MAT within the Camden County Correctional Facility.