Re-Entry/Returning Citizens

Landing a job with a criminal background

Re-Entry Employment Program

We support clients who are returning citizens or identify that having a criminal background has been a barrier to finding employment. Our Re-Entry Employment Program is designed to get clients into a job where they can make a living wage and progress in their career.

Benefits of working with us:

  • Individualized Career Counseling and planning
  • Access to GED Preparation and testing if needed
  • Soft-skills and hard skills training including the opportunity to earn the National Career Readiness Certification
  • On-the-job training opportunities
  • Personal Recruiter, Job Placement, and Retention Services: which includes employer outreach and client advocacy for job openings
  • The possibility for fully-funded occupational skills training offered through schools like Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, and many other reputable training providers

Day Report Center

The Day Report Center (DRC), is a program designed to help reduce the prison population by serving as an alternative to incarceration for non-violent parole violators. The program is designed to hold unemployed offenders accountable during the day while providing them with connections to community resources, therapeutic and other needed services, education and job training. Intended to enable long-term employment, the overarching goal is to have these individuals refrain from future criminal activity and become a contributing member of the local community. In order to complete the program successfully, participants are required to report at least four days a week and adhere to the specific schedule and requirements outlined for them until discharged successfully.

Day Report Center Rehabilitative Services

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (multiple sessions)
  • Individual Needs Assessment and Community Resource Overview
  • Financial Budgeting and Money Management Seminar
  • Drug and Alcohol Relapse Prevention
  • Individual Resume Review and Assitance
  • The requirement of Attending at least one mentoring Support Group
  • Intense Individual Case Management
  • Referrals made and intake done for any additional Drug and Alchohol Counseling, Anger Management, Family Classes, Mental Health Evaluations, Transitional Housing, etc.

Day Report Center Employment Services

  • Landing a Job with a Criminal Background Seminar/Workshop
  • Resume Preparation Workshop
  • Application and Interviewing Workshop
  • Career Interest Profile
  • Individual Employment and Training Planning
  • National Career Readiness Work Keys Certification
  • Soft Skills Training
  • The possibility for fully-funded occupational skills training offered through school like Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, and many other reputable training providers
  • GED preparation and coursework (if needed)
  • Introductory Computer Skills (if needed)
  • Individual Career Coaching/Job Development
  • Personal Recruiter, Job Placement, and Retention Services, including Employer Outreach and Client Advocacy for Job Openings