In collaboration with OIC of America, through the U.S. Department of Labor, Philadelphia OIC offers services to individuals over 18 years-old who have had contact with the criminal justice system and reside in designated high-poverty, high-crime communities in the Philadelphia area.

We currently provide service through two grants, one for young adults in Philly who have criminal justice involvement and the other for adults currently incarcerated in state and local facilities and are coming home to Philly. Currently we have partnerships with SCI-Chester, SCI-Phoenix, SCI-Camp Hill, and the local Philadelphia facilities on State Road.

Our reentry program helps justice involved individuals make successful transitions back to the community. Program participants are provided with the support to overcome the many challenges and stigma of having a criminal record.

Our program offers:

  • Educational training such as High School Diploma, HiSET, or GED.
  • Vocational training certifications in fields such as Culinary Arts & Manufacturing.
  • Case management with referrals to resources including addiction services and mental health resources.
  • Career readiness and job placement assistance.
  • Financial incentives for job training and job placement.
  • Continued support for one year after program completion.
  • Continued support as part of our alumni.

Interested in the reentry program?

Email us at or call us at 215-236-7702.

Documentation Needed:

  • At least one form of identification (i.e. driver’s license, state issued identification card, or birth certificate)
  • Social security card

Know anyone who might be interested?

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Philadelphia OIC SOAR is 66% funded by three U.S. Department of Labor Grants ($2,989,488.81), 18% funded by state and/ or local governmental resources ($830,000), and 16% funded through non-governmental resources ($720,236.36). 

This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, the accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it. SOAR program is an equal opportunity employer/program, and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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