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Stop the Juvenile Detention Center in Rockleigh!!!







Sign your name below to show your support for stopping Bergen Countys plans to build a new $14MM Juvenile Detention Center with room for 64 inmates in Rockleigh to replace the existing one in Paramus. Placing such a facility in the Northern Valley would be a terrible misuse of taxpayer money, create increased and unnecessary expenses for many years to come and create huge logistical problems for Rockleigh, surrounding towns, and the inmates and their families:







Rockleigh is a town of 300 residents located in the extreme northeast corner of Bergen County, 45 minutes or longer from both the Hackensack county seat (where inmates must go frequently for arraignments, hearings and trials) and the Bergen Medical Facility in Paramus (where inmates must go for initial medical assessment and all medical needs).



Rockleigh has no police force, ambulance or EMS services of its own and contracts out to Northvale for assistance. The burden and expense of the required police escorts for inmate trips to and from both Hackensack and Paramus as well as medical emergency call responses will fall on the infrastructure of the surrounding towns such as Northvale, Norwood, Palisades, Harrington Park, Old Tappan, Alpine, etc.



The proposed site is next door to housing of our most vulnerable citizens including the Russ Berrie Home for Jewish Living, an elder care facility for people of all faiths and economic circumstances, the Bergen County Nursing Home and Spectrum for Living, a facility for neurologically, mentally and physically disabled people.



There is no public transportation to or from Rockleigh that families of inmates could use to visit resulting in additional expense for them as well as taxpayers.







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Latest Signatures

  • 12 December 2015949. Iris F
    I support this petition
  • 12 December 2015948. Michael Br
    I support this petition
  • 12 December 2015947. Edward C
    This facility is a misuse of Public funds Address; Zip Code 12Paris Rockleigh NJ 07647
  • 10 December 2015946. William Pm
    I support this petition
  • 05 December 2015945. Sal P
    Why destroy a beautiful rural neighborhood when there is plenty of space in the Bronx, Newark, Patterson that are run down unused areas? Address; Zip Code 48 Bi State Plaza, Old Tappan, Nj 07675
  • 05 December 2015944. Zorayda T
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  • 03 December 2015943. Roseann V
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  • 02 December 2015942. Ryan L
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  • 01 December 2015941. Nicolecolandrea Patterson
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  • 29 November 2015940. James K
    IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME, SO WHY NOT USE THE SPACE FOR A COUNTY PARK Address; Zip Code 206 HENMARKEN DR. NORTHVALE NJ 07647
  • 28 November 2015939. Jane G
    I support this petition
  • 26 November 2015938. Elaine P
    The facts and logistics speak for themselves. Rockleigh is a poor choice for this facility. End of discussion! Address; Zip Code 38 Rockleigh Road, Rockleigh 07647
  • 25 November 2015937. Susan D
    I support this petition
  • 21 November 2015936. Pamela J
    I support this petition
  • 19 November 2015935. Nicole Jm
    I support this petition
  • 17 November 2015934. Lawrence S
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  • 17 November 2015933. Ted B
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  • 12 November 2015932. Joel R
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  • 12 November 2015931. Angela B
    I support this petition
  • 11 November 2015930. Jennifer E
    A more central locatioon would be a better choice. Address; Zip Code 312 Danny Lane, 07647
  • 10 November 2015929. Kellie B
    I support this petition
  • 08 November 2015928. Theresa P
    My children attend day care within a half mile of this facility. My senior citizen parents live in Palisades - this would be in their back yard. It is absolutely abhorrent that this site would even be considered for this type of facility. This is a quiet,
  • 06 November 2015927. Jerry P
    I support this petition
  • 04 November 2015926. John S
    I support this petition
  • 02 November 2015925. James Andnoreenw
    strongly opposed to the jail Address; Zip Code 36 Iroquois Ave. Palisades NY 10964
  • 21 October 2015924. Rebecca L
    I support this petition
  • 19 October 2015923. Jean Magerj
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Lela RyanBy:
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Bergen County Executive/Bergen County Freeholders

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