Dauphin County Reentry Service Center to host graduation for probationers and parolees

HARRISBURG — GEO Reentry Services will host a transition ceremony for 34 individuals who have successfully completed an intensive reentry program for probationers and parolees at the Dauphin County Reentry Service Center. The ceremony will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Case Management Unit’s Harrisburg office, 1000 S. Cameron St.

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

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., 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 program component provides reentrants with links to community organizations that offer education, healthcare and employment support.

For more information about the Dauphin County RSC or the transition ceremony, contact Jacqueline Schap, program manager, at (717) 561-9600 or jschap@geogroup.com.

Dauphin County Reentry Service Center to host graduation for probationers and parolees