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BCPS / Berks Connections
Last updated on March 6, 2014

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BCPS/Berks Connections works to create a safer, more prosperous community by providing services, support and community-based outreach to adult offenders, at-risk youth and their families through successful community reintegration and by providing pretrial-related assistance to the courts and effective supervision of pretrial defendants.

Description:
Our agency is made up of of two program areas. The first area, BCPS, provides bail and pretrial services to people involved in the Berks County criminal justice system. The second area, Berks Connections, provides reentry services for ex-offenders and programming for incarcerated individuals and their families. Inmates involved in our volunteer programs experience higher employment rates and lower recidivism rates upon being released from jail.

Our organization has been a large part of the Berks County community for nearly forty years. Our donors and volunteers are individuals who are committed to making Reading a stronger and more prosperous area.

Won't you join us in our mission?

History:
Founded in 1975, BCPS / Berks Connections is a community-based organization that provides direct services, through a professional staff and trained volunteers, to adult defendants, offenders and ex-offenders and dependent and delinquent juveniles. BCPS/Berks Connections is a tax-exempt charitable organization funded through the County of Berks, state and federal grants, foundation grants, judiciaries and membership support.

Contact person: Danielle Dougherty, Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)


Office fax number: (610) 478-6921

Address:
 633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.berksconnections.org

Directions:

 We are located on the 16th floor of the Berks County Court House
  Nearest Bus Stop: 2 blocks, 5 minute walk
Last updated on March 6, 2014

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BCPS / Berks Connections 5 Overall Experience    Experience rating
my mother's example
 Not, that I was a volunteer. My mother was. I remember her dedication and satisfaction of helping others and helping herself at the same time. My mother had the daunting task of raising my brother and I as a single mom, and found a way to get her college degrees, Bachelor's and a double Master's in Psychology and Counseling. Plus she worked full time for the Reading School District, offering others who don't normally have a chance to succeed, the ability to see their strengths and qualities to do so. My mother was the consummate example of what a volunteer does and what volunteering can do for others. This feedback is in memory of my mom Ann S. (Brown)Troutman. Lovingly her daughter Lisa Renee' Brown-Sylvia
posted by deleted-user-176470 on January 26, 2005

 
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