Community Corrections

The Bucks County Department of Corrections operates both a Men's and Women's Community Corrections Center. These 2 centers are community-based, minimum security, work release facilities. The philosophy for minimum custody and work release emphasizes personal accountability and treatment, while offering residents an opportunity to help themselves and their families.

The Men's Community Corrections Center opened on July 28, 1991, replacing the original Rehabilitation Center opened in 1963 (this was the first stand alone work release facility in the country). The building houses 270 male residents and provides shared treatment programming for both males and females. Shared services offered to male and female residents include:

  • Adult basic education
  • Case management
  • Community service
  • Intensive drug and alcohol treatment
  • Work release

The Men's Medium Custody Center was opened September, 2018 and was built off the Men's Community Corrections Center.

Accreditation

The Men's and Women's Community Corrections Centers are nationally accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA), and have attained their 5th 3-Year Community Corrections Accreditation in a row.

To learn more, view the most recent ACA Accreditation (PDF).