Pennsylvania recidivism rates

August 4, 2016

Cambria County Day Reporting Center boasts exceptional success rate

The good work of our day reporting centers continues to garner positive attention in their communities, as The Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown, Pa. chronicled the success of the Cambria County DRC in this excellent story. As the story points out, the Cambria County DRC is reaching its goal of helping reentrants change […]
May 8, 2015

Pennsylvania reports drop in recidivism rates in state prison system

An “exciting” drop in recidivism rates in Pennsylvania’s state corrections system demonstrates that prison reform efforts are showing concrete results in the area of public safety, Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel announced in a release this week. The department released updated statistics that show the six-month, one-year and three-year […]
June 11, 2014

GEO Reentry opens DRC in Lehigh County

In February, GEO Reentry Services opened eight parolee reentry centers in Pennsylvania as part of a state-wide initiative to reduce recidivism, lower incarceration costs and enhance public safety. The centers offer day reporting, cognitive behavioral therapy and employment-readiness training services designed to help break cycles of criminal behavior. One of […]
March 26, 2014

Reentry programs key to reducing recidivism in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel recently told a crowd of prison and community officials that community outreach is the key to reducing recidivism rates in Pennsylvania. Speaking at a summit to review recidivism levels in Northampton County, Pa., Wetzel reaffirmed his criminal justice reform agenda by stating that […]