Capital Region Ex-offender Support Coalition
P.O. Box 60895
Harrisburg, PA 17106
717 461 3143
“Reentry Now” “The Pennsylvania Capitol Region’s Reentry Coalition”
CRESC meets every 3rd Thursday of each month from 3-4:30pm at:
CareerLink 100 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
We believe that every ex-offender should have access to the services and
resources necessary to main-tain a productive, crime-free life.
To reduce recidivism by educating and strengthening the community through
coordination of services that the ex-offender needs for suc-cessful reentry.
Who is CRESC?
CRESC is a network of caring professionals and community leaders whose sole purpose is to provide encouragement, hope and resources for the ex-offender.
The Mentoring Committee is under the direct supervision of Chaplain Larry Coleman. Under his leadership the Ex-offender Mentoring Program has been getting rave reviews. Two sites were created to offer this pro-gram to ex-
The first site was developed in 2010 in collaboration with Dauphin County Probation & Parole Office and the Work Release Center.
The second site was started in a collaboration with PA Probation & Parole.
Site #1 Meeting
Thursdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
519 Gibson Blvd.
Site #2 Meeting
Tuesday 2:30pm to 4:00pm Westley AME Church
5th & Camp Street.
College for Mentors Workshop
First Friday of Each Month
(in collaboration with Temple NEST)
The Communications Committee oversees www.reentrynow.org, the organization’s
website as well as maintaining the CRESC Resources Directory, Newsletter and
all other social media communications.
The Housing Committee works on several fronts in attempts to facilitate the search and securing adequate housing for those reentering citizens.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
The Workforce Development Committee has had some outstanding programs accomplished under the leadership of Ms. Price and the dedicated Committee members.
CRESC collaborates with the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, The South
Central Workforce Investment Board, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation &
Parole Harrisburg District Office, Citizens Advisory Committee to facilitate
Employer breakfasts and Job Fairs
The goal of the committee is to bring awareness to the many benefits employers receive when they hire an ex-offender.
Benefits such as:
--Tax Credits (WOTC)
--Federal Bonding Program
--OJT Reimbursement dollars
--A Dedicated Employee
--Third Party Accountability
WILL YOU JOIN US?
CRESC continually positions itself to be the leader in facilitating reentry of ex-offenders into our communities. We want to see every returning citizen be positive and productive in all they set their hearts to accomplish.
Please consider joining and supporting us in this effort. As recidivism is reduced, everyone benefits!