Reading Revitalization

On this episode of the Good Government show we travel to Reading, Pa and meet the folks from Berks County. We meet Peggy Kershner and Nikki Schnovel, who are the co-executive directors of the Berks Connections Pre-Trial Services. They came up with a better way to greatly reduce recidivism and becoming effective members of the workforce. They created 3 Rs’ Program that teaches work and life skills. We meet former gang members and drug dealers whose lives were changed by the program. We also sit down with Berks County Commissioner Christian Leinbach who meets with each of these program graduates and sees the huge advantages to continue this program. Commissioner Leinbach explains how it’s good for the former criminals, county government and the people he represents.

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