Lancaster County Re-Entry Coalition

The Lancaster County Reentry Coalition is a collaboration of over 70 agencies, organizations, and individuals serving to cultivate community engagement, collaboration, capacity building and coordination ensuring that reentrants are provided with every opportunity for success.


2021-2026 Strategic Plan

The Lancaster County Reentry Coalition contracted with Dr. Kerry Richmond, Associate Professor & Chair Department of Criminal Justice – Criminology at Lycoming College to lead the Steering Committee and stakeholders to develop a strategic plan that will guide the direction, priorities and key decision-making of the LCRC over the next 5 years to effectively address individuals reentering Lancaster County from incarceration.

For more information on the LCRC’s Strategic Plan, CLICK HERE.

 


2020-2021 Impact Groups 

Summary of Priorities

Click here to learn more about the Impact Groups 

Mental Health Impact Group

Purpose: Collaborate to provide the appropriate coordinated, trauma-informed care & evidence-based solutions to the obstacles associated with the mental health care needs of reentrants transitioning back into their community. We are focusing on those who typically fall through the cracks & are most vulnerable to recidivate.

Recovery Impact Group

Purpose: Collaborate to provide the appropriate coordinated, trauma informed care & evidence-based solutions to the obstacles associated with the recovery & restoration needs of reentrants transitioning back into their community

Employment / Education / Training Impact Group

Purpose: Collaborate to provide the appropriate coordinated, trauma informed care & evidence-based solutions to the obstacles associated with the employment, education & training needs of reentrants transitioning back into their community

Family Services & Reunification Impact group

Purpose: Collaborate to provide the appropriate coordinated, trauma informed care & evidence-based solutions to the obstacles that the individual & families face from the time a family member is incarceration through reunification.

Steering Committee:

Purpose: Collaborate to identify and address systemic changes needed, strategize and act on these emerging needs by providing the appropriate coordinated, trauma informed care & evidence-based solutions to the systemic obstacles associated with the reentry needs of individuals transitioning back into their community

Housing Impact Group – Plan is to officially launch in mid to late September.

Purpose: Collaborate to provide the appropriate coordinated, trauma informed care & evidence-based solutions to the obstacles associated with the housing needs of reentrants transitioning back into their community

Sustainability Impact Group – Plan is to officially launch in the fall

Purpose: Collaboratively research funding opportunities to support the ongoing work of the coalition as they continue to provide reentrants every opportunity to succeed through strategy, screen opportunities, select the lead agencies, etc.

Mentor – Plan is to officially launch in the fall

Purpose: Collaborate in creating mentor groups for reentrants throughout all of Lancaster County

Community Awareness and Engagement – Plan is to officially launch in the fall

Purpose: Collaborate to provide creative ways to education & encourage engagement with reentrants throughout our communities


2020-2021 Steering Committee 

Chair: Scooter Haase • Vice-Chair: David Garlock

  • Vanessa Philbert (CEO CAP)
  • Carrie Kurtz (Reentry Coordinator)
  • Cheryl Steberger (Lancaster County Prison)
  • Teri Miller-Landon (Adult Probation & Parole Services)
  • Jen Koppel (LanCo MyHome)
  • Roger Steffy (Tenfold / TLC)
  • Judy Erb (BHDS)
  • Ray D’Agostino (County Commissioner)
  • Chief Ed Cunningham (Elizabethtown Police / Second Chance)
  • Becky Sayeg (Drug and Alcohol Commission)
  • Tara Loew (Apprenticeship and Training Office Director State of PA)
  • Eric Kennel (Compass Mark)
  • Tim Shenk (Lancaster / Lebanon IU13)

Contact

For information regarding the work of the Lancaster County Reentry Coalition or ways to partner in helping reentrants succeed, please contact Carrie Kurtz, Reentry Coordinator, at ckurtz@caplanc.org or (717) 419-9571.