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June ‘Conversation About OUR Community’ to look at reentry after incarceration

Scott Theurer (Source: OUL file photo)

United Way of Lancaster County will host an online discussion, “Reentry: Building a Path from Incarceration to Reintegration,” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 20.

The free Zoom forum is the latest in United Way’s series of “Conversations About OUR Community.” To register, click here.

The morning will open with a presentation from Scott Theurer, Director of Recovery Environments at R3 House, on current statistics, obstacles and resources surrounding reentry in Lancaster County. Theurer is a member of the Lancaster County Reentry Coalition‘s steering committee and is presenting on the coalition’s behalf.

From left: Ron Ashby, Christina Fluegel, Christine Harrison-Mahrer, Julie Kennedy. (Sources: Provided / OUL file photos)

Following Theurer’s presentation, there will be a 60 minute Q&A conversation with the following panelists:

  • Ron Ashby, Returning Citizens Group
  • Christina Fluegel, Reentry Services Manager, Lancaster County Prison
  • Christine Harrison-Mahrer, Reentry Manager, PA CareerLink Lancaster County
  • Julie Kennedy, Associate Director of Community Initiatives, United Way of Lancaster County

Serving as moderator will be Kevin Ressler, President & CEO of United Way of Lancaster County.

This event is free and open to the public. All registrants will receive a link to a video of the conversation, even if they did not attend live.

To contact the organizers, email

Recidivism is a serious problem at all levels of the criminal justice system. In Pennsylvania, more than six out of 10 state prison inmates are rearrested within three years.

Individuals leaving prison face numerous obstacles to obtaining jobs, housing, healthcare and social services, which many analysts contend contributes to high rates of reoffending. The Lancaster County Reentry Coalition works to overcome those barriers and promote successful reintegration.