Centre County

Centre County Correctional Facility Incarcerated Parenting Program

The vision of ‘Incarcerated Parent Initiative Program’ at Centre County Correctional Facility is for reunification with an incarcerated parent and their child(ren) by means of contact visits in a way that is safe, loving, and nurturing for both parties. Incarcerated parent must complete a six (6) session ‘Parenting Class’ facilitated by Centre County Youth Service Bureau consecutively, before being considered for the contact visit. The ‘Parenting Classes focus on Strengthening Families through Early Care and Education by identifying five (5) ‘Protective Factors’ that help reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect among all parent populations. The area of content that will be facilitated are: Personal Development as Parents, Child Health and Safety, Parenting Skills and Techniques, Child Development / Age-appropriate Expectations, Planning for Successful Visit.

Key Objectives:

  • Reunification with incarcerated parent and their child(ren)
  • Increase understanding of child development
  • Increase involvement of incarcerated parents in their children’s lives
  • Decrease the difficulties in transitioning back into their children’s lives upon release
  • Assisting other agencies in meeting their goals for children of incarcerated parents

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Centre County Board of Commissioners

Michael Pipe
Michael Pipe is the chair of the Centre County Board of Commissioners. He is currently serving his second term as county commissioner. Commissioner Pipe chairs the Centre County’s Re-Entry Coalition.

Commissioner Pipe is actively involved with the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) and the National Association of Counties (NACo). Commissioner Pipe serves as the co-chair of CCAP’s Elections Reform Committee. He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commissions’ study of the issue of voting system technology. He is also a member of NACo’s Justice and Public Safety Committee.

Michael is a graduate of Leadership Centre County (’14) and a graduate of NACo’s County Leadership Institute (’15). He currently serves on the “Government Day” committee that helps to organize and prepare for the program day that focuses on government.

Click here to email Michael.