The Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition through the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction announces the launching of a Reentry Program Repository. This “first of its kind in Ohio” is intended to be used by service and treatment providers, offenders, agency personnel at the state, county, and municipal level, advocacy organizations, colleges and universities, and citizens across the state. Its purpose is to provide timely and easy-to-access information on programs in Ohio that will aid offenders in their successful transition back to their home communities. The Office of Offender Reentry within the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction oversees the Ohio Reentry Program Repository. Subject Matter Experts have been identified to review program applications submitted through the website.
Reentry starts when an offender is initially incarcerated and ends when the offender has been successfully reintegrated in his or her community as a law-abiding citizen. The reentry process includes the delivery of a variety of research and evidence-based program services in both pre-and post-release settings, designed to ensure that the transition from prison or jail to the community is safe and successful.
The Subject Matter Experts will be looking for the following strategies and tools when reviewing a submitted program. Ideally, program submissions should include at least three of the evidence-based principles noted herein. These principles, informed by research, should:
If you are interested in submitting a program for review and posting in the Ohio Reentry Program Repository, please contact DRC.ReentryPrograms@odrc.state.oh.us.