As a Life Improvement Business , BCPS works daily to improve the lives of returning citizens and their families. Hope, opportunity and second chances can have a lasting impact on individuals, families and communities.


It is through dedicated staff and board members, caring volunteers, generous supporters and effective community partnerships that BCPS continues to expand programming to meet the growing need in our community. When we work together, great things happen!


James was released from jail in August 2016 after serving an eight-year term.  He completed DOC Workforce Development and turned his life around.  James achieved financial success through significant savings and by increasing his credit score 150 points, all in less than one year!  He purchased his home on May 4, 2018.

James established financial goals (savings, credit) and wanted to be held accountable for the outcomes.  He set high standards for himself and was coachable throughout the financial coaching process.  What is impressive about James’s financial achievements and success in purchasing a home is that he accomplished both with a modest salary. 


Congratulations to you, James!


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.”


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Berks Connections/Pretrial Services

19 N. 6th St, 4th Floor

Reading, PA 19601