Criminal Justice Programs

prison-e1276113352754Vita Education Services has a long history of working in the criminal justice system. It is the largest provider of educational services in the Bucks County Correctional Facility and Community Corrections Center. Our programs are taught by both trained volunteers and professional staff. Vita offers literacy, employment readiness, and its unique Decisions courses to inmates, probationers, and parolees.

Basic Literacy and GED
Vita provides Basic Literacy and GED preparation classes and groups, taught by professional staff and well-trained volunteer tutors in correctional settings and the community.

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Decisions For Living 

(DFL) is offered at the Bucks County Correctional Facility. The facility serves as the countywide central receiving location for all persons committed to the system as either pre-trial detainees or convicted prisoners. DFL is taught in groups by professional staff or individually by trained volunteer tutors. The course focuses on challenges faced daily in jail and upon reentry into the community.

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Job Readiness is offered at the Bucks County Correctional Facility. It is taught in groups by professional staff using volunteer mentors who individually support and encourage participants to prepare for work. Participants practice interviewing skills, produce their own resumes, prepare to answer the felony question, and develop an action plan to find work after leaving the facility.

Decisions For Change (DFC) is a program for those under the jurisdiction of the Bucks County Adult Probation and Parole Department. DFC focuses on the everyday decisions that need to be made by probationers and parolees in the community.

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