Luzerne County probation reentry program hosts transition event for more than 80 participants

WILKES-BARRE — GEO Reentry Services will host a summer graduation event, also called a 2021 Transition Celebration, for 84 probationerswho have successfully completed the intensive reentry program at the Luzerne County Reentry Service Center. Honorable Tina Polacheck Gartley of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas will serve as the event’s keynote speaker, and graduates and RSC staff will make remarks as well.

What: Luzerne County Reentry Service Center Transition

Who: Probationers completing the program

When: Thursday, August 5 at 11 a.m.

Where: Luzerne County Courthouse Rotunda
200 N. River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Families and probation officials will be on hand at the event to mark participants’ successful completion of the program. Participants will pick up their certificates of completion, and lunch will be provided.

Due to the pandemic, GEO Reentry Services delivered innovative programming options that included a variety of technology-based options, along with in-person intensive treatment and training, ongoing drug and alcohol testing, all to help prepare participants for successful community reentry.

Located at 125 N. Wilkes Barre Boulevard, the Luzerne County Reentry Service Center opened in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 2010 to help alleviate prison overcrowding at Luzerne County Correctional Facility and tackle chronic recidivism in the county.

The non-residential reentry center provides evidence-based treatment, training and supervision to individuals referred by Luzerne County or the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, including cognitive behavioral therapy and substance abuse treatment, empowering them to take charge of their lives and become productive members of society.

For additional information about the upcoming transition ceremony or to learn more about the Luzerne County RSC, contact Program Manager Stacey Velez at (570) 208-4858.