Lancaster County Reentry Management Organization (RMO)
of Matching Funds Remaining
601 South Queen St
PO Box 599
Lancaster, PA 17608-0599
The RMO is a community-based prisoner reentry initiative, founded in 2005. We provide safe transitional housing, intensive case management, risk/needs evaluations, reentry planning & goal-setting, mentoring, help with mental health & addiction issues, life skills education & help finding jobs to people released from prison who are at medium-to-high risk of recidivism (winding up back in prison), who have lots of needs and few resources, so they can become productive citizens and remain crime-free. Over 85% of the people who go through the RMO Intensive program have remained crime-free since being in the program. The RMO Intensive program costs less than $40 per person per day. The current per-diem cost to incarcerate someone at Lancaster County Prison is $71 per inmate per day. The RMO is recognized as a model initiative by the PA Department of Corrections, PA Board of Probation & Parole, PA Commission on Crime & Delinquency, and the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of PA.
The RMO’s programs & services improve community safety & save taxpayer dollars, by ensuring that people coming out of prison and back into our neighborhoods receive education, treatment and services to avoid returning to crime and to prison.
provide a comprehensive mental health evaluation with treatment recommendations for a returning citizen.
provide safe, transitional housing and case management for a returning citizen for one week.
provide the Thinking for a Change course for a group of returning citizens. Thinking for a Change (T4C) is an evidence-based cognitive behavioral program to address criminal thinking, social skills development, and development of problem solving skills.