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Berks Connections/Pretrial Services is proud to be certified by the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) through their Standards for Excellence certification program. BCPS was one of the first organizations to be certified under the Standards program that began in 2002.

BCPS/Berks Connections is a nonprofit organization that provides pretrial services and reentry programming for individuals involved in the justice system, as well as services for their children and loved ones. Our reentry workforce development, housing, and mentoring programs equip returning citizens with the tools and support necessary to become productive members of our community. Our Family Connections programs serve to lessen the negative impact on children and families affected by parental incarceration.

Additionally, BCPS serves as the court appointed County Pretrial Services agency with services focused on interviewing and assessing  defendants’ risk and providing the information to the Court, supervising defendants on pretrial release, and providing staffing and assistance to the county’s diversionary programs. 

"Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence."

Help BCPS improve more lives by providing Hope, Opportunity, & Second Chances

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Life Improvement Business

Get Involved

There are opportunities for 

volunteering within the Berks County Jail System and the community. Not only will you be improving the lives of individuals and families, but also our volunteers find the experience to be very rewarding and impactful. 

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Your gift to BCPS allows us to improve the lives of returning citizens as well as their families. BCPS Family Connections Programs and Reentry support services are 

supported solely by community contributions.

Our Mission

Berks Connections/Pretrial Services improves lives and creates safer, more prosperous communities by providing services, support, and community reintegration to individuals involved in the justice system and to their families.