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Ms. Raquel Mazon Jeffers

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Company Description: Since 2009, The Nicholson Foundation has provided grants and technical assistance and has collaborated with numerous stakeholders to support the development and...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Leadership Positions
    New Jersey Department of Human Services
  • Director of the Division of Addiction Services
    New Jersey Department of Human Services
  • Deputy Director of Mental Health and Addiction Services
    New Jersey Department of Human Services
  • Acting Director
    New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director
    Division of Addiction Services
  • Director
    Community Heath Care Network
  • Director
    Health Integration
  • Director
    Managed Care

Education

  • MPH
49 Total References
Web References
The Nicholson Foundation: Team
www.thenicholsonfoundation-newjersey.org, 20 Jan 2014 [cached]
Raquel Mazon Jeffers, Director of Health Integration, has extensive experience in the healthcare field. Much of her work has focused on delivery systems reform for vulnerable populations. Raquel has held a number of leadership positions with the New Jersey Department of Human Services, most recently as the Deputy Director of Mental Health and Addiction Services. She also worked for the Community Heath Care Network in New York as Director of Managed Care, and on human development and reproductive health issues for the Ford Foundation.
Faces and Voices of Recovery - Recovery Resources - Recovery In the News
dev.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org, 9 Nov 2009 [cached]
''Fifty percent of clients who enter treatment complete it successfully -- that means we're losing half,'' said Raquel Jeffers, director of New Jersey's Division of Addiction Services. ''We can do better.''
A letter demanding the $2.14 million ...
www.courierpostonline.com, 9 Jan 2010 [cached]
A letter demanding the $2.14 million payment was sent Wednesday night to Seabrook House from Raquel Jeffers, director of the Division of Addiction Services at the New Jersey Department of Human Services.
Jeffers on Thursday said the $2.14 million is urgently needed to pay for treatment for women with abuse problems.
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"I think it will be difficult for us to find 30 beds in any location that doesn't need new construction," Jeffers said. "We're not likely to end up with 30 beds in any" existing locations.
The departments of Human Services and Children and Families together put up $4.2 million for the MatriArk facility at the center's campus here. The contribution was part of an overall $8.5 million construction bill.
Jeffers and Ellen Lovejoy, a Human Services spokeswoman, rejected a claim from Seabrook House that a change in state medical reimbursement rate funding was a legitimate factor in closing the Matri-Ark program.
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Jeffers and Lovejoy confirmed the state learned of the Changes program during an unrelated inspection at another part of the Seabrook House campus late last year.
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Jeffers and Lovejoy also said the state has been investigating "many and serious" deficiencies at the facility for some time.
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Jeffers said Seabrook House faces no penalty over the unlicensed program, unless it kept operating. The director said the Changes clients were paying their own costs.
Jeffers and Lovejoy elaborated on the department's past responses about Seabrook House's funding situation for Matri-Ark.
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"We discovered when we were doing a 360-degree contract review of all like facilities that this facility -- and actually one other -- had been receiving quite a lot more for the same service," Jeffers said. "So we equalized it.
"And certainly if he wasn't happy with the rate for the contract he could have sought another payer for those five beds besides closing the 49-bed facility," she added.
June, 2012 | ABS News Center
newscenter.absnj.com, 1 June 2012 [cached]
The panel will be moderated by Michael Aron of NJTV; on the panel will be William Cope Moyers, Don Forsythe (Employability Development Program, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development), John Hulick (Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse), Raquel Mazon Jeffers (New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services), and two Rescue Mission residents.
The Two River Times
www.tworivertimes.net, 3 Nov 2006 [cached]
Raquel Mazon Jeffers, the acting director of the New Jersey Division of Addiction Services (DAS), said her department is committed to adolescences and families.She said the primary focus of adolescent treatment is family therapy and involvement."Family involvement is reinforced with family participation in programs," she said.
"We really need the whole community to come together," Jeffers said.She said unlike adults who enter into treatment, it is harder to adolescents to change their environment.Adolescents return to school and are put in the same environment they were trying to get out of.She said with community support and the support of the numerous services and agencies in the county, adolescents can get the help and support they need to recover.
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