GEO Reentry Services to open center in Lycoming County

GEO Reentry Services, in conjunction with Lycoming County, is opening a reentry service center in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, for non-violent adult probationers and parolees in September.

GEO Reentry will provide treatment and case management services at the Lycoming County Reentry Service Center for court-ordered offenders with the goal of reducing recidivism, preparing them for successful reentry and reducing jail crowding.

Program participants will be referred from several sources, including county probation, parole, treatment court, domestic relations and pretrial. The RSC will service individuals ordered by the courts and will participate in a phased program that includes aftercare.

Program participants will be closely monitored with daily check-ins, drug and alcohol testing and case management. They will receive the ongoing treatment needed to help break cycles of criminal behavior.

Classes at the RSC include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Life skills
  • Employment readiness training
  • Anger management
  • GED preparation
  • Actuarial risk/needs assessment tools

The program also targets employment or full-time school enrollment upon completion, generates savings for taxpayers through lower incarceration costs and alters participants’ attitudes and behavior through treatment and training.

GEO Reentry operates reentry programs in several other Pennsylvania locations, including Allentown, Chambersburg, Ebensburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Wilkes-Barre and York.

Learn more about GEO Reentry’s approach here.