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  • Community Reentry/ Pennsylvania

    Jeffrey A. Beard, Ph.D.
    Secretary

    Edward G. Rendell
    Governor

    Reentry
    Click on LINK in Red

    What you will find on this Page:


    Community Reentry

    County Reentry Articles

    Finding a Place to Live

    Handbook for the Families & Friends of PA DOC Inmates

    Inmate Reentry & Transition Policy

    Links

    Research


    The Department of Corrections does not focus solely on keeping inmates behind bars. Over 90 percent of the inmates incarcerated in PA state prisons will eventually be returned to the community. One of the most important ways that the Department can fulfill its mission of protecting public safety is by adequately preparing inmates for community reintegration.

    Planning for reentry begins upon admission to prison. The first step is to conduct a thorough assessment of inmate risk and needs. Accurately assessing an inmate’s risk of reoffending and treatment needs allows the Department to better target treatment resources. During incarceration, inmates are then afforded the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills they will need to increase their probability of success upon release. The Department understands the importance of providing a continuum of care and appropriate aftercare services. Aftercare services are provided primarily through community corrections centers and contract facilities. In addition, the Department recognizes the crucial role that community resources play in preparing offenders for transition from prison to home.



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