I was so happy to find Transition Professionals in the Bergen County Jail when I was incarcerated.  They helped me when I got out and have stayed in touch with me since then to make sure I am still doing well.  John C,.​

I needed an apartment in order to be released from jail and Transition Professionals found me a place to live while I was out on bail.  Patrick B.

When I got out of jail I had no ID, no place to live, no job and no support.  Bonnie was able to help me every step of the way.  Now, not even 6 months later I have all my documents, am living in an apt. and starting school for tractor trailer driving.  I could not have done it with them.  Ray H.

I was released from Southwoods State and had nothing.  I went to Transition Professionals and they helped me learn what to say during job interviews, gave me clothing, worked on my resume and gave me hope.  I found a job and have been thankful ever since.  Robert D.

I found Transition Professionals to be everything an ex-offender needs.  I am an addict in recovery and they helped me stay focused and worked with me to bring my self-esteem back.  I am thankful I met these great people....anonymous.

Bonnie went to Court with me twice. Each time the Judge dismissed the charges because of her.  She is a great advocate.  F.V.

The Lives We Impact

Reentering society after serving time in prison or jail is difficult. Individuals do not know what to expect or who to turn to for help.  Without proper support, former offenders risk further incarceration.

At Transition Professionals, we are aware of the issues ex-offenders face when released: employment, counseling, clothing, healthcare, housing, and more. 

That's why we are here, and that's what we do, we help people get the second chances they deserve.

For people recently released from jail or prison, Transition Professionals offers a variety of services, including:


Transition Professionals provides reentry planning at the Bergen County Jail and maintenance upon release.  We work with anyone who has been involved with the Court system to help them become law abiding citizens and to overcome their mistakes. 

Our Programs


  • Resumes and job search
  • Shelter and treatment referrals 
  • Advocacy - court support
  • Enrollment in healthcare and social services
  • Alcohol and Drug Counseling 
  • Credit/Financial Counseling