Dauphin County hosts graduation ceremony for reentrants

HARRISBURG, Pa.—The Dauphin County Reentry Service Center (RSC) will host a graduation, or transition ceremony, to recognize re-entrants who have successfully completed the intensive reentry program. The special guest speaker will be State Representative Patty Kim.

What: Transition Ceremony

Who: Dauphin County Reentry Service Center

Speaker State Representative Patty Kim

When: Monday, May 1, 2017

6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Chambers Hill Fire Hall, Swatara Room

6400 Chambers Hill Road

Harrisburg, PA 17104

The ceremony will be attended by staff, participants, family members and local probation officers. During the ceremony, graduates will be invited to share their experiences. The celebration follows months of regular reporting to the RSC, intensive treatment and training, and testing for substance abuse.

Opened in early 2014, the Dauphin County RSC is one of several locations opened throughout Pennsylvania by GEO Reentry as part of a state initiative to combat recidivism and the high cost of incarceration. The program successfully prepares participants for reentry into society. Located at 2151 Greenwood St. in Harrisburg, Penn., the Dauphin County RSC provides a structured combination of evidence-based cognitive behavioral treatment, life skills training, case management, workforce development, and community connections designed to change criminal thinking. Life skills training includes employment readiness classes, GED preparation, and classes on parenting and anger management. The community connections component of the program provides reentrants with links to organizations in the community that offer education, healthcare and employment support.

For more information about the Dauphin County RSC or the transition ceremony, please contact Jacqueline Schap, program manager, 717-561-9600.

Dauphin County hosts graduation ceremony for reentrants