Luzerne County Reentry Service Center celebrates 48 program graduates

WILKES-BARRE, Luzerne County and GEO Reentry Services will honor 48 graduates of the Luzerne County Reentry Service Center at a transition ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. at Luzerne County Courthouse Rotunda. The keynote speaker will be Mark Rockovich, Luzerne County Prison Director of Correctional Services.

Luzerne Reentry Service Center staff, county officials, program alumni, graduates and their families will attend the ceremony to share stories and celebrate the participants completing the intensive reentry program. Transition ceremonies are an important milestone for graduates and offer community members an opportunity to recognize and celebrate participants’ hard work. In addition to the keynote speaker, some graduates may share remarks on their experience in the center.

Since opening in 2010, Luzerne County Reentry Service Center has hosted 13 transition ceremonies.

Located at 125 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Suite 4 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa, the RSC opened to alleviate jail crowding at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility and reduce chronic recidivism rates among adult probationers. The center provides evidence-based treatment, training, and supervision for up to 150 individuals at one time. Individuals referred to the center are required to participate in a multi-phase program that includes regular reporting to the center, intensive treatment and ongoing drug and alcohol testing.

Luzerne County Reentry Service Center celebrates 48 program graduates