Lancaster County Housing & Redevelopment Authorities

What We Do

The Lancaster County Reentry Coalition (LCRC) is a robust, diverse, and growing collaborative of stakeholders united by a shared vision and engaged in a shared mission. Each stakeholder has a unique and important role yet is committed to collectively implementing this shared plan to ensure successful reentry opportunities exist for every re-entrant returning to their communities from jail or prison.

Vision Statement

Lancaster County will welcome individuals who transition from prison or jail back into their communities and provide them with every opportunity for success.

Mission Statement

Lancaster County Reentry Coalition serves to cultivate community engagement, collaboration, coordination, and capacity building to ensure that all individuals who transition from prison or jail have the opportunity to successfully return to their communities.

Steering Committee

Chief Ed Cunningham, Chair
Elizabethtown Police/Second Chance
Judy Erb, Administrator,
Lancaster County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
James Severson, Vice Chair, Reentrant, Men’s General Manager of The Way Recovery Houses, Reentry Team in York County for Wellspan HealthDeb Jones, Director of Human Services, Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority
Carrie Kurtz, Director of Reentry Planning & CoordinationScott Theurer, CRS-S, Reentrant
Cheryl Steberger, Lancaster County PrisonScooter Haase, previous LCRC Chair
Shawn McNichol, Lancaster County Drug and Alcohol CommissionEric Kennel, Compass Mark
Jen Koppel, Penn MedicineBrett Cole, Deputy Chief, Adult Probation/Parole
Larry George, County Commissioner’s OfficeTara Loew, Apprenticeship and Training Office Director State of PA
Tim Shenk, Lancaster / Lebanon IU13

Reentry Resource Guide

The Reentry Resource Guide provides resources for reentrants and those that work with them in Lancaster County and is updated continually.  If you have any questions or would like to request revisions, please email Carrie Kurtz at

Contact: For more information on barriers reentrants face or to partner in the work of reentry, contact: Carrie Kurtz, Director of Reentry Planning & Coordination of the LCRC,, (717) 394-0793 x 122

Strategic Plan

Lancaster Demographics

Summary of Impact Group Priorities

LCRC Charter

The LCRC is supported by the Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority

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