SCI Waymart-Forensic Treatment Center

P.O. Box 256 Waymart, PA 18472

570-488-5811 x3434

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Rabbi Joseph Kolakowski

DESCRIPTION: The State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Waymart, consists of a medium security prison facility housing 1,100 inmates and a 120 bed Forensic Treatment Center, which provides inpatient psychiatric treatment in a secure setting for adult male offenders admitted from an eleven (11) county catchment area and any of the Commonwealth's State Correctional Institutions. SCI Waymart and the Forensic Treatment Center are operated by the Department of Corrections. Rehabilitative and therapeutic treatment programming is available to inmates at both SCI Waymart and the Forensic Treatment Center. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteer opportunities are available in the following areas: Inmate/patient/Volunteer Visitation Program, Library Aide, Social Service/Psychology Aide, Alcoholics Anonymous, Recreational Activities (softball, basketball, volleyball, etc.), group activities (bingo, entertainment, etc.). TIME COMMITMENT: No minimum requirements. Valid clearances are required. A volunteer orientation is provided each volunteer/volunteer group by various staff. Orientation modules include: the mission of SCI Waymart and the Forensic Treatment Center, Department of Corrections Safety/Security Policy and Procedures, Volunteer Relationship with Inmates, Mental Health Concepts.

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