Pennsylvania ReEntry Programs

ReEntry Programs help ex-offenders and felons on probation get jobs, find housing and network with others who may be in a similar situation. Some Re-entry programs may also be associated with religious and spiritual organizations.

A reentry program may be run by a state government, a local nonprofit or even for profit entity and they vary widely in the assistance they can provide.

List of Pennsylvania ReEntry Programs

CRESC

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Friends Over Fences

Welcome to friends over fences (family circle ministries) a 501 (c) 3, faith-based organization helping inmates and ex-offenders to be successful members of society by mentoring, training, and helping them find suitable housing and employment.

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Impact Service Corporation

Impact Services was established in 1974 as the first program in the Ford Foundation’s national demonstration on supported work. “To empower people in need to attain the hope, motivation and skills necessary to reach their fullest human potential and highest level of personal and family self sufficiency.”

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Prison Society

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Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities. Established in 1978, Human Rights Watch is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups.

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Monroe County Reentry

Recruit, assist and equip people, families and resources within Monroe County to transition those ex-offenders who want to stay out of prison to effectively re-enter the community.

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Pennsylvania Society of Prisons

The Prison Society is a non-profit organization that is not affiliated with any religion or political institution. We do not excuse the crimes committed by the people we serve, but rather strive for a society where all people are held accountable with appropriate and restorative punishment.

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Adult Probation and Parole Services

Adult Probation and Parole Services supervises all adult offenders ordered by the Court of Common Pleas with probation and/or parole.

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Allegheny County Jail Collaborative / Offender Re-Integration Program

Provides transportation assistance to individuals recently released from incarceration at the County level, to allow access to medical appointments, job search/employment activities as well other daily living needs.

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Ardella’s House

Ardella’s House is a service and advocacy organization committed to helping women with criminal justice histories realize new possibilities for themselves and their families. They provide support and guidance through continued assessment of housing, career readiness, career placement training and employment and also provides vocational and educational training as well as sessions on parenting, drug and alcohol and self-awareness.

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Armstrong County Courthouse – Adult Probation

Provides opportunities and experiences which can have a positive influence on the offender. Individualized treatment using supervision, community resources and programs that will direct the offender toward a successful reintegration into the community and to aid the court in sentencing and treatment programs for the offender.

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B.I.R.D. Ministries

Providing women who have been in prison with the spiritual, emotional and practical support needed to rebuild their lives and overcome the cycle of drugs, poverty and violence that has devastated their lives and families. Complete pre and post release services to women who have been in prison. Conduct pre-release educational classes and support services at Lancaster County Prison.

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Back To Society, Inc.

Provides children and family services, drug and alcohol treatment, education, finance/budgeting, health, legal services, re-entry services.

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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Literacy Unlocked Program)

Through Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the people of our region will develop the literacies and connections that support individual achievement and strengthen the power of community.

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City Of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

City of Philadelphia Mural Arts, with support from the Ford Foundation, presented the Arts and Criminal Justice Symposium on April 27th, 2012, a forum for organizations and practitioners to share program findings, learn from others in the field, seek partnerships, and reduce institutional obstructions between non-profits, academia, and the criminal justice field to foster a climate of collaboration and mutual learning.

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Community Service Program

The Community Service Program (CSP) provides a structured program for non-violent offenders (age 16 and up) mandated to complete community service hours.

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Compassionate House Aftercare, Inc.

Individual assessment of needs, development of service plan, case management, mentor program, family reunification, employment assistance (including resume), basic computer skills and bus transportation vouchers. Operates House of Compassion, a recovery house at 542 W Orange St. Requires a referral for the Lancaster County RMO.

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Courage House Inc.

Provide certified recovery coaching management services, spiritual monitoring & re-entry programming that enhances the recovery process for those dealing with domestic violence, substance use issues, trauma and incarceration.

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Eighth Avenue Place – Ex-Offender Re-Entry Support

Provides support, job training and employment postings, life skills training, Christian mentorship, Christian twelve step groups, and training in evangelism for adults who are transitioning from prison into the community.

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Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church

Provides children and family services, mentoring, domestic/sexual violence education, drug/alcohol support groups, GED education, employment referrals, legal/reentry services.

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Free Life – AGAPE

Free Life s a program dedicated to assisting ex-offenders re-enter our community successfully, thereby reducing the rate of recidivism in Columbia and Montour County prisons. By offering a mentoring program to inmates (both before and after their release), we believe we can provide help and hope to people at a critical crossroad of their life. Mentoring includes helping develop self-worth, self-esteem, a positive work ethic and responsible daily living.

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Geo Reentry Service Centers

To support Pennsylvania’s initiative to reduce recidivism, GEO Reentry Services offers safe, secure, cost-effective reentry services for reentrants released to community treatment and supervision. In Pennsylvania, GEO Reentry Services works closely with corrections and parole officials to provide evidence-based reentry services that lower costs and enhance public safety.

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Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI)

The Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI) works with men and women roughly three months pre and three months post release from the Philadelphia Prison System to help them prepare for life on the outside. The Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI) is a project at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice.

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I’m FREE (Females Reentering Empowering Each Other)

I’m FREE provides gender-responsive and trauma-informed services including educational access for employment, work-readiness training, therapeutic counseling as well as life and parenting skills for women reentering society and reconnecting with their families.

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Impact Services Corporation – Re-entry Services for Ex-offenders

Helps ex-offenders to develop skills for re-entry into the workforce. Also provides help getting the necessary identification documentation for employment.

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In His Eyes Outreach – Women in Transition

In His Eyes Outreach provides services and resources to help women successfully transition from prison, rehabilitation or shelter back to the community.

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Lancaster County Reentry Management Organization (RMO)

Provides reentry services for people recently released from prison or jail (“returning citizens”) back into Lancaster County, including case management, transitional housing, education and employment services (through PA CareerLink of Lancaster County), other supports; provides information resources and referral to families of prisoners and returning citizens

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Lancaster Reentry Service Center

Provides cognitive-behavioral services to state level ex-offenders to reduce criminogenic risks. Provides workforce development services to assist in gaining and enhance employment.

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Life Transforming Ministries – New Mornings Reentry Services

New Mornings Reentry Services works with people who are serving time at the Chester County Correctional Center and are returning to the Coatesville area.

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Lydia’s Place, Inc.

Helps ex-offenders through one-to-one mentoring, information and referral, and family activities. Pre-Release Services: Bible studies, worship services, pre-release counseling, parenting classes, and literacy tutoring. After-Care Services: housing information

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Moore Counseling Services Ex-Offender Reentry

Programs that help people who have been released from a correctional facility make a successful transition to community life. Services generally include an assessment of the individual’s needs, discussion of options and short-term case management involving coordination of needed services which may include housing location assistance, job training, job placement and retention services, legal assistance, literacy skills development, GED courses, parenting classes, life skills training, access to food and shelter resources, and other sources of support.

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New Directions For Women, Inc.

Provides residential counseling and case mgmt. for the women of the Philadelphia prison system. Also provides drug/alcohol treatment, employment, education, finance/budgeting, legal, family, and children’s services. Provides health information, residential transitional services, re-entry services, and domestic/sexual violence education.

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New Start II

Provides services for men who are mild to moderately mentally ill with a history of substance abuse.

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PHS Roots To Re-Entry

Roots to Re-Entry provides citizens transitioning back into their communities from the Philadelphia Prison System with the tools and support they need to obtain meaningful employment in the horticulture and landscape industries.

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Reading Specialists Offender Treatment Services (RSOTS) (Formerly Pennsylvania Forensics

RSOTS provides a full continuum of offender treatment services to adolescents and adults.

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Reentry Resource Center (RERC)

Provide information and referrals to individuals returning to the Berks County community after being released from jail or prison to assist in a successful reentry

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Re-Entry To WorkforceProgram

U-Belong is a nonprofit organization with a focus on aggressively addressing the recidivism rate through a more grounded, common sense, and practical approach to keeping our brothers and sisters out of incarceration – and offer them the tools necessary to do so. These tools cover social, economic, and educational issues that we believe are the most significant issues contributing to this epidemic.

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Yokefellow Prison Ministry

Yokefellow Directed Life Re-Entry program provides interested inmates with 8 weeks of intensive instruction prior to release. After release, graduates of the program can access a network of local churches and community businesses. This network will assist with finding a job, housing, mentoring and counseling to those who adhere to program requirements.

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York Community Corrections Center

Mission: our mission is to protect the public by confining persons committed to our custody in safe, secure facilities, and to provide opportunities for inmates to acquire the skills and values necessary to become productive law-abiding citizens, while respecting the rights of crime victims.

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