The Berks County Commissioners appointed a Steering Committee to oversee the design and construction of the new correctional facility. The Steering Committee meets regularly with CGL representatives to keep the project moving forward.
Steering Committee Members:
- Kevin Barnhardt, County Commissioner and Committee Chair
- Jeffrey Smith, Warden
- Robert Williams, retired Chief APO/JPO
- Ronald Seaman, Chief Administrative Officer
- Stephanie Weaver, Public Relations Officer
Meeting Calendar >
Steering Committee Meeting Minutes:
- June 30, 2022
- June 23, 2022
- June 2, 2022
- May 12, 2022
- May 5, 2022
- April 21, 2022
- April 14, 2022
- March 31, 2022
- March 17, 2022
- March 3, 2022
- February 23, 2022 - Kickoff Meeting
When the County initially looked into the future of the jail system in 2018, CGL prepared a Needs Assessment report to assist with developing a long-term plan. The overall project was put on hold in early 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When it resumed earlier this year, it was clear that the prior Needs Assessment would need to be updated to reflect recent criminal justice trends.
The Needs Assessment report documents the update to the 2018 Needs Assessment and provides the recommended bed space target for planning and program development of the new Berks County Correctional Facility.