Every person has dignity and potential. But approximately 1 in 3 American adults has a criminal record, which limits access to jobs, housing, and other things these neighbors need to realize that potential.
PRESIDENT BIDEN DECLARES APRIL 2021 AS SECOND CHANCE MONTH
GOVERNOR WOLF DECLARES APRIL 11-17, 2021, AS REENTRY WEEK
“An important component to someone thriving after prison is having people believing in and speaking life into them. It is something they never had before.” -David Garlock, Vice Chair
Lancaster County Re-Entry Coalition Strategic Update
- Impact groups are busy tackling the countywide obstacles experienced by reentrants. Groups include:
- Mental Health Impact Group
- Recovery Group
- Employment, Education & Training Group
- Family Services & Reunification Group
- We are collecting data to better measure and understand recidivism. LCRC will be working with the Lancaster County Prison and Adult Probation & Parole to collect and analyze data for our County.
- We are in the process of systems mapping the flow of reentrants through the criminal justice system, and the LCRC program coordinator is being trained as a Trauma-Informed Care trainer.
- 20 individuals in Lancaster County were recently certified to train Trauma-Informed Care Responses to those in the Criminal Justice System. Trainings will begin to be scheduled in the near future.
In case you missed it – we are excited to share that we have contracted with Dr. Kerry Richmond to help us create our strategic plan. She comes with both experience and heart to help Reentry Coalitions better impact their communities. For more information, click here.
About the Lancaster County Re-Entry Coalition (LCRC)
The Lancaster County Re-Entry Coalition is a collaboration of over 70 agencies, organizations, and individuals committed to providing State and Local Reentrants to Lancaster County all the resources they need to succeed. One of the practical services we provide is through our Reentry Resource Liaison who provides resources & opportunities for individuals who are returning to the community after incarceration. For more information, visit CAPLanc.org/reentry
About the Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Lancaster County
The Community Action Partnership is Lancaster County’s largest anti-poverty organization, helping low income families move toward self-sufficiency. CAP’s service profile interrupts inter-generational poverty with programs that support families and individuals at every age and place in life, in the areas of education and child development, health and nutrition, household stability and safety and empowerment. For more information, visit www.caplanc.org.