WRAP Program

The Women’s Reentry Assessment & Programming Initiative (WRAP) is a specialized assessment and supervision unit of Adult Probation, Parole and Pretrial Services that integrates gender-responsive, risk/need assessment, supervision and programming in collaboration with community case management to reduce recidivism, decrease technical violations of community supervision and increase the health and well-being of justice involved women, their families and communities. 

At-risk women who are transitioning from county incarceration or facing technical violations of supervision are WRAP’s focus. Women are engaged in assessment and case planning using the Service Planning Instrument for Women (Spin-W) and provided supervision by a team including a specialized probation officers and case manager. 

A Different Approach

Assessment not only includes risk for re-offense, but places emphasis on a woman’s strengths with the goal of increasing pro-social skills to reduce criminal behavior. Program intake also includes the Trauma History Screen to identify barriers to women’s sobriety and engagement in services.

Programming for WRAP participants includes Moving OnTM, a Program for At-Risk Women. Moving On is an evidence-based program developed exclusively for women at risk for criminal justice involvement. The primary goal of this program is to provide women with alternatives, free from criminal activity, by assisting them to mobilize and build personal strategies, natural supports, and community resources. 

To contend with the issue of past history of exposure to trauma and chronic adversity among WRAP clients, programming also includes the SELF Program, a trauma-informed, psycho-educational group to begin addressing the fundamental problems surrounding exposure to violence. 
This unique, trauma-informed, client-centered, gender responsive approach has been recognized by Harvard’s Innovation in Government Award and has been selected as a semifinalist in 2017. 


  • Women returning to their Chester County communities from incarceration
  • Women struggling to succeed while on probation or parole
  • Women who, without evidence-based interventions, may be at an increased risk for re-offending
  • Women struggling with basic survival needs (housing, employment, mental and physical health, family, etc.)
  • Women with histories of trauma and chronic adversity

Case Management and Supportive Programming

Our partners at Home of the Sparrow provide case management services. These services are available to all women in the WRAP program and can include assistance with housing, employment and education, childcare, transportation, mental health treatment, drug and alcohol treatment, life skills and other basic needs.

Additional community partners include Wings for Success, Transformation Yoga Project, County Corrections Gospel Mission, Gateway Horseworks, The Crime Victim’s Center of Chester County Inc., Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, Chester County Health Department, and Chester County Department of Human Services. These partners provide:
  • Yoga
  • Parenting
  • Resume Building
  • Art Therapy
  • Goal Setting
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Equine Therapy
  • Drum Circles
  • Nurse home visits 
The National Association of Counties is pleased to grant Chester County a 2017 Achievement Award for its program titled Women's Reentry Assessment and Programming Initiative (WRAP) in the category of Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
WRAP has been selected as one of the top 25 in Harvard’s Innovation in Government Award for 2017.

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More Information

For more information, call Chester County Adult Probation, Parole and Pretrial Services at 610-344-6290.