Crosswaeh Community Based Correctional Facility (Male)

Counties Served

Crawford, Richland, Ottawa, Seneca, Sandusky, Wyandot, Ashland, Erie and Huron






3055 South State Route 100 (PO Box 350) Tiffin, OH 44883


October 1999

Total Beds


Community Correctional Center (Female)

Counties Served

Crawford, Richland, Ottawa, Seneca, Sandusky, Wyandot, Ashland, Erie and Huron






3091 South State Route 100 (PO Box 350) Tiffin, OH 44883


March 2007

Total Beds



*American Correctional Association (ACA)

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS-Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment Certified

Intake and Screening

Screening eligibility and admission criteria established by the Facility Governing Board. Referrals are adult male and female felony offenders referred by the sentencing Courts of Common Pleas


Residential Chemical Dependency Treatment

We offer a three phase program for treatment of Substance Use Disorders, which includes the following:  

Phase 1: Treatment Readiness:  A four hour program (two days for two hours) designed to prepare the clients for the program by acknowledging resistance and introducing them to the concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Intervention.  

Phase 2: Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program:  A 6 week long program, utilizing the University of Cincinnati curriculum “Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse”.  The program covers 36 lessons presented in six modules, “Motivational Engagement, Emotion Regulation, Social Skills, Problem Solving and Relapse Prevention.  Group is facilitated three days per week for three hours each day.  In addition each participant is required to have a conjoint session with a supportive family member or friend, as well as individual counseling sessions with their primary clinician.  

Phase 3: Aftercare Program:  Weekly group sessions based on “Responding to a Roadblock” Lesson from the University of Cincinnati curriculum, and are designed to help the client’s practice the skills they learned dealing with current issues.  The number of sessions required is based upon the Substance Use sub-score of the ORAS tool used by ODRC.  In addition to on-going individual counseling, an optional conjoint session is offered for client’s to share their Relapse Prevention plan with their support people.


Orientation is a 4 session curriculum developed, in part, by the University of Cincinnati. The group provides offenders with initial exposure to cognitive behavioral treatment tools including the behavior chain and the decisional balance method. 2 social skills are also taught and practiced.

Thinking for a Change (T4C)

Is an integrated approach to changing offender behavior, developed by Barry Glick, Jack Bush, and Juliana Taymans in cooperation with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) that uses a combination of approaches to increase an offender’s awareness of themselves and others. It integrates cognitive restructuring, social skills, and problem solving. The program begins by teaching offenders an introspective process for examining their ways of thinking and their feelings, beliefs, and attitudes. The process is reinforced throughout the program. Social-skills training is provided as an alternative to antisocial behaviors. The program culminates by integrating the skills offenders have learned into steps for problem solving. Problem solving becomes the central approach offenders learn that enables them to work through difficult situations without engaging in criminal behavior.

Thinking Errors

Thinking Errors assists clients in developing the means with which to identify specific thinking patterns that leads to criminal behavior as well as strategies to restructure these patterns.  Each session covers one of the primary criminal thinking styles (entitlement, justification, power orientation, cold heartedness, criminal rationalization and personal irresponsibility) utilizing lecture and cognitive restructuring exercises.

Booster (Advanced Skill Practice)

Booster Group reinforces skill sets taught in Thinking for a Change. Emphasis is placed on skill application in increasingly difficult situations as clients prepare to transition to home communities. Each session includes role play and homework assignments.   

Social Skills

A skill-building group designed to assist clients in the development and practice of 10 specific social skills in addition to those learned in Thinking for a Change. All social skills are drawn from the Aggression Replacement Therapy curriculum and are taught and practiced consistent with prescribed methods utilized in Thinking for a Change.  


Developed by Texas Christian University, Getting Motivated to Change is a 5 session curriculum designed to explore Motivation and Change. Sessions cover motivating and de-motivating factors, the stages of change, reason for change, the role of self-talk in motivation as well as identifying personal resources and goal-setting.  

Anger Management

Developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients is a cognitive behavioral treatment curriculum providing skills that can be utilized to monitor and manage feelings of anger as well and minimize episodes of aggression.


Employment class topics include: skills identification phone skills, how to complete a job application, proper appearance for job searching, jo resources, interview techniques, on-line job searching, review of program job search rules and use of public transportation.  Offenders are required to provide documentation of productive job searching and are given a reasonable amount of time to secure employment.  The Employment Department works with area employers who are willing to consider CBCF offenders for employment.  

Community Service

Each client is required to complete 40 hours of community service upon entering the program.  Offenders work with the park district, Salvation Army, Humane Society, Seneca County Dog Warden, Allen Eiry, Senior Center, SCAT, St. Francis Earth Literacy Center and various Seneca County offices.   


Six week class offered through WSOS, using the Inside Out Dad curriculum. The class is designed to help fathers develop healthy and lasting relationships with their children while assisting them to develop the tools needed to provide economic stability for their families.  


Offenders are given a preliminary health assessment and medical examination upon admission. The goal of medical staff is to be an integral part of helping offenders develop a healthy lifestyle by providing high quality medical care or referring to community clinics or dental centers that provide needed services.  


Indoor activities include fitness equipment, ping pong, board games, card tournaments, bingo night and television viewing. Outdoor activities include basketball, volleyball, corn hole and horseshoes.   

Children’s Night Visitation

Child Interaction Visitation is provided in addition to regular visitation for offenders who are not adept in interacting in a positive, fostering way with their children.  The visitation features structured activities that allow for parent and child bonding.  Activities are designed to be light-hearted and fun and often consist of various crafts and games.