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BCJS Treatment Department

     Phone Number:  610-208-4800 x 4200

     Business Hours:  Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


The Treatment Department at the Berks County Jail System is responsible for classifying inmates and coordinating all inmate programs. Some programs are offered directly through department staff and others are offered through contracted agencies & volunteers overseen by the department. Programs include group counseling, individual counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management, and crisis counseling. Other program areas include: Earned Time, Work Release, Institutional Employment, and Volunteer Services.

Each unit has a counselor or caseworker assigned to it and inmates have the ability to sign up on a list to meet with his/her counselor Monday through Friday. If you have questions about a friend/family member who is incarcerated, contact the Treatment Department and you will be directed to the appropriate counselor or caseworker. Please note that we are not able to pass messages to inmates and can only answer general questions to assist you and our inmates to properly navigate the system.