Welcome to the County of Berks
About the Community Reentry Center

The Berks County Jail System’s Community Reentry Center (CRC) opened its doors in May of 2010 with the goal of reducing recidivism and assisting residents in re-establishing themselves as productive members of our community. Through a collaborative effort with other local government agencies, non-profit agencies, community-based agencies and faith-based organizations, we strive to provide the guidance and resources necessary to enable reintegration back into the community. These agencies deliver services both pre- and post-release and provide a continuum of care for up to three years after release. The partnership among these aforementioned agencies seeks to enhance public safety by utilizing evidence based practices which support positive choices, constructive behavior and accountability, thereby reducing criminal actions and financial burden upon the county.