Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition Juvenile Branch

Juvenile Branch

Purpose
The purpose of the Juvenile Branch is to bring light to the needs of youthful offenders; build a more comprehensive collaboration with all state agencies, including those young adults whom overlap into adult services; and consequently reduce, if not eliminate, the chances of them returning to the juvenile system or being committed to the adult system.

Mission
To mission of the Juvenile Branch of the Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition is to bring more visibility and action to the reentry needs of our adjudicated youth through the plans and services within our inter-working systems.

Goals
While the vision is to reduce the juvenile recidivism rate, the primary goals of the Juvenile Branch are:

  • Address ways that the local partners of each state agency can provide assistance to youth in a variety of service needs areas;
  • Effectuate change at the state and federal levels to meet these needs;
  • Encourage the local taskforces to include a juvenile component in their strategic plans; and
  • Involve the local taskforces in the reentry planning on individual cases specifically for those youth placement challenges.

Contact Information
Kim Jump
Deputy Director, Community Engagement and Reentry
Ohio Department of Youth Services
30 W. Spring St., 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-9854
Kim.Jump@DYS.ohio.gov

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