National Reentry Week
Dear Reentry Colleague,
In an effort to draw greater attention to reentry, the U.S. Department of Justice designated April 24-30, 2016, National Reentry Week. At the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, we are committed to our mission to reduce recidivism among those we touch and our vision to reduce crime in Ohio. We are very aware, however, that our ability to be effective in these pursuits is largely dependent on the dedicated efforts of local service, program and reentry support providers like you. In honor of National Reentry Week, please accept this letter as our way of saying thank you for your excellent work. Read More...
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Dear Partners in Reentry,
I am excited to bring some recent changes within the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) to your attention. We have reorganized sections in an effort to align programming, reentry, research and evidence based practices endeavors. Staff currently independent of one another will be reorganized under a new section entitled the Office of Programming, Development and Evaluation.
I am the newly appointed Deputy Director over this section. Over the years, I have had an opportunity to work with many of you in my former positions within the Division of Parole and Community Services or prison operations. I am looking forward to reconnecting with many and also making new acquaintances in my new capacity.
Jessica Dennis, Deputy Director
Office of Programming, Development and Evaluation
Mike Davis, Chief
Office of Reentry and Enterprise Development
Little Children BIG challenges:incarceration
Did you know that almost 2 million children in the United States have a parent that is incarcerated? The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that children of incarcerated parents are more likely to face other adverse experiences, including witnessing violence in their communities or directly in their household, or exposure to drug and alcohol abuse. In order to improve the outcomes of these children, the federal government and Sesame Workshop have teamed up to provide resources.
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