Court-Related Programs


Services for families with children in out-of-home placement and for parents in need of court-ordered supervised visitation with their non-custodial children.  Focused on positive parent-child interactions and stabilizing family needs so children can grow and thrive.

Program Emphasis

With a goal of moving children toward safe home environments, trained staff members provide families with emotional and practical support to remove any barriers to reunification.

  • Strengthening Parenting Skills
  • Facilitating Parent-Child Visitation and Healthy Relationships
  • Access to Stable Housing
  • Job Readiness Skills
  • Referrals for Basic Necessities

Family Reunification

Family Reunification

80% of children in this program moved closer to full family reunification.

Outreach collaborates with cross-agency teams to support Lackawanna County Specialty Courts including Treatment Court, Veterans Court, Mental Health Court, and Intensive Reunification Court.

Services Provided:

  • Case Management
  • Job Readiness
  • Women’s Transition Program and Veterans Support Services
  • Family Reunification



2400 children per year are impacted by parental incarceration at Lackawanna County Prison. Community support can result in life-changing positive progress.

Program Emphasis

Children and families of incarcerated individuals are supported through a variety of programs and services. Incarcerated men and women are educated inside the prison and have access to services post-incarceration.

  • Personal Responsibility/Life Skills
  • Support Groups
  • Parenting Skills
  • Math and Literacy Tutoring
  • Job Readiness
  • Avoiding Criminal and Addictive Thinking and Anger Management
  • Specialized Programming for Women and Veterans
Elaine Donly meets with participant, providing specialized case management services to justice-involved women and Veterans.

Outreach’s trains volunteer mentors as an integral part of the Veteran’s Treatment Court team.