Improving lives in our community by:
Providing SECOND CHANCES
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
After serving 8 years, see how James turned his life around...
“I appreciate all the support from BCPS. I’m never going back there (jail). And I couldn’t feel that way without the help from BCPS.”
To read more about James story and others like his please click below.
BCPS Life Improvement Awards Breakfast
The event recognizes those who have helped further our mission as a Life Improvement Business. Congratulations to all the award recipients!
To learn more about our Awards Breakfast and to see pictures...
Returning Citizens Career Fair
Kindly sponsored by
This event will be held on
November 4, 2019 from 10am- 2pm
DoubleTree by Hilton, Reading, PA 19601
For more information on volunteering or the employer opportunities...
Thank you for supporting our Life Improvement Business!
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.
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.