“I strongly believe that we can help to break the cycle of crime by providing education, employment training, and meaningful employment.” ~ David Fawkner, Founder
In 1985, David Fawkner, while employed as a United States probation officer, identified a critical gap in employment opportunities for former offenders in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Determined to address this issue, he partnered with a large national clothing manufacturer which provided hands-on employment training to individuals who were under parole supervision.
After witnessing the positive impact that this program had on these individuals, he began to also recognize that there were limited programs in Philadelphia that offered comprehensive reentry services to individuals after incarceration. It was at this time that Mr. Fawkner made a decision to leave the federal government and founded a company called The Greater Philadelphia Center for Community Corrections (GPCC), which would solely focus on providing reentry services to individuals transitioning from incarceration back into the community. The not-for-profit organization began its operations in a small building located in central Philadelphia and was awarded its first contract by the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 1987. The program, which served male and female offenders, provided employment services, substance abuse disorder education, and referrals to social service agencies located within the local community. Kintock continued to expand its services in Philadelphia, contracting with both the City of Philadelphia and the State of Pennsylvania, and in 1994, after expanding into New Jersey, the company’s name was changed from GPCCC to the Kintock Group.
Today, Kintock is a leading provider of high-quality, evidence-based treatment programs that assist participants in navigating the reentry process, serving more than 1,400 individuals daily. Kintock operates residential and non-residential (community resource centers) programs and provides services under contracts with New Jersey’s Department of Corrections and State Parole Board, with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections