Welcome to the County of Berks
Criminal Justice Advisory Board
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 Mission Statement


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


 High Level Goals

  • Development of a system-wide, evidence-based approach to sentencing, supervision and treatment
  • Development of a systemic 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.

 Contact Information

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