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Office of Reentry Partnerships

Empowering returning citizens, partner organizations, and the public to interrupt cycles of harm and build thriving communities.

Office of Reentry Partnerships

Due to COVID-19, ORP staff are available remotely but not at 1425 Arch Street. You can contact ORP by calling (215) 683-3370, emailing, or filling out this request for reentry support by phone.

What we do

The Office of Reentry Partnerships (ORP) was formed in August 2019 to elevate and organize citywide reentry efforts and support the Kenney administration’s goals for criminal justice reform, violence prevention, and community reinvestment.

ORP’s mission is to empower returning citizens, partner organizations, and the public to interrupt cycles of harm and build thriving communities. As Philadelphia’s hub for reentry referrals, resources, and training, the goals of the Office of Reentry Partnerships are to:

  • Set a clear vision and direction for a measurable citywide approach to improving reentry outcomes.
  • Drive and sustain an unprecedented level of coordination between the local government, other government partners, service providers, education and training programs, employers, and community members.
  • Ensure that City reentry initiatives are research- and data-driven.

Examples of initiatives managed or staffed by the Office of Reentry Partnerships include the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition and Neighborhood Resource Centers.

Print or download an ORP flyer in English or Spanish.


1425 Arch Street
1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Bianca van Heydoorn
Bianca van Heydoorn
Senior Director
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Aviva Tevah
Deputy Director

Prior to joining the Office of Reentry Partnerships, Aviva was in the City’s Office of Criminal Justice, where as Director of the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition, she focused on citywide collaboration among reentry-focused organizations and agencies in Philadelphia. Aviva previously worked with local government and service providers in New York to increase the access that currently and formerly incarcerated people have to education. Aviva has an MPA from the Fels Institute of Government, and a bachelor’s degree in African American Studies from Wesleyan University.


Name Job title Phone #
Besie Bennett Social Work Services Manager II
(215) 683-3375
Gilbert Coleman Senior Family Services Manager
(215) 685-0771
Mehra den Braven Reentry Housing VISTA
John Dennis Assessment and Referral Specialist
(215) 685-0775
DuShawn King Data Manager
(215) 685-0776
Halena Martin Reentry Workforce Development VISTA
Khalil Morrison Client Services Manager
(215) 683-3387
Ishaq Samai Assessment and Referral Specialist
(215) 683-3385
Nicole Spruill-Morris Social Work Services Manager II
(215) 685-0772
Pam Superville Senior Client Services Manager
(215) 683-3384
TJ Von Oehsen Philadelphia Reentry Coalition Coordinator
(215) 685-0779
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