Improving lives in our community by:

    Building HOPE


    Providing SECOND CHANCES

    Strengthening CONNECTIONS


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

R3 utilizes best practices to transform participants’ lives by improving employment outcomes by reducing recidivism. BCPS created this... 

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! 

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. 


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

Berks Connections/Pretrial Services

19 N. 6th St, 4th Floor

Reading, PA 19601