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Camp Hill Holds Reentry Job Fair

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June 28, 2019 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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The Second Annual SCI Camp Hill Reentry Job Fair was held on June 18 in the institution's gymnasium. A reentry fair committee was formed several months ago, with staff who worked closely with Transitional Housing Unit, Veterans Services Office, Education Department, Food Services, Security and the Superintendent's Office. The months of preparation paid off, as this year's reentry fair proved to be better than last year's event.

The Reentry Job Fair was conducted from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with three separate sessions, which accommodated 264 inmates. Inmates who attended were Custody Levels 2, 3 and 4 and were approaching 12 months or less to their expected release. A total of 22 vendors were in attendance and presented information that covered health care, employment, vocational training, financial services, mental health services, substance abuse counseling services, family support and interpersonal relationship skills.  The Food Service Department provided fresh baked cookies, brownies and fresh brewed coffee to the vendors.

At the conclusion of the reentry fair, the vendors were afforded the opportunity to tour the facility.  As the tour ended, many of the vendors indicated that they would "save the date" for next year's reentry fair. They expressed that they believe the department's reentry initiatives, such as reentry fairs, provide reentrants with a better chance for a successful reintegration into the community.

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