Lackawanna County


Behavioral Health Re-Entry and Community Residential (CRR) Programs – Scranton

Licensed by the State Office of Mental Health and is a Community Residential Rehabilitation (CRR) program which houses eight 8 Behavioral Health Residents. The Citizen re-entry Program Houses eight (8) Behavioral Health Apartments.

St. James Manor – Scranton

This program for homeless individuals provides four single bedroom apartments.  Fringe case management services available.  Rental rates are below fair market value.


State and Federal Community Re-Entry Program – Scranton

The Community correction Program is located in Scranton Pa. It is a Federal and State Community re-entry program. It is accredited by the American Corrections Association and houses fifty men and women. Entry into the program is by referral only.

Catholic Social Services has entered into contracts with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons to provide residential and pre-release services to inmates preparing to be paroled or discharged to the community. This program is a secured facility which provides custody, counseling, job training referrals, urinalysis, alcohol anonymous meetings, life skills activities, etc.

The Community Correction Program also houses individuals who are referred to the program by the Federal and State Probation and Parole Offices. These offenders are on parole and are in jeopardy of being re-incarcerated. The program is used to prevent them from going back to prison. The program also provides services to the federal District Court and accepts direct court commitment cases. This program has achieved accreditation from the American Correctional Association.

PREA Policy

2016 Annual PREA Report

2017 Annual PREA Report

Luzerne County


Bridge to Independence – Hazleton

The primary objective of the Bridge to Independence Program is to develop and enhance life skills that will enable program participants to live independently and attain self-sufficiency. Partnered with Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Mental Health/Developmental Services, the Bridge to Independence Program located in Hazleton, provides housing and supportive services. The target population for placement in the program is young adults, ages 18 –26 who have mental health concerns.