Welcome to the County of Berks
Criminal Justice Advisory Board

 Mission Statement


​"To enable Criminal Justice and related agencies to work together to improve the quality of life within Berks County." 


 High Level Goals

  • Development of a system-wide, evidence-based approach to sentencing, supervision and treatment
  • Development of a systematic approach to reduce/respond to violent crime and drug-related crime.
  • Increase juvenile programming in the areas of youth violence and truancy
  • Support the implementation and enhancement of criminal justice technology initiatives
  • To reduce recidivism and jail overcrowding and increase public safety through the use of cost effective and efficient reentry initiatives.
  • Develop evidence based approaches including the Stepping Up initiative that respond to the prevention, intervention and treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders.
  • Utilize the Data Driven Justice Initiative to review and analyze the top consumers for each intercept and profile/model consumption across all systems.

 Contact Information

Criminal Justice Advisory Board
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
Phone:  610-478-6208 ext. 3656