Newly appointed Deputy Director of the Office of Offender Reentry
Please let me take this opportunity to introduce myself as the newly appointed Deputy Director of the Office of Offender Reentry. I would like to reassure that although I have joined this section recently, I am not new to the department or how important reentry is to the community.
I earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Services. I began my career with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in 1996 as a parole officer. I joined the Chillicothe Correctional Institution in August 2010 to serve as the Deputy Warden of Special Services. I held various positions throughout my career prior to being appointed as the warden in October 2011. On June 1, 2014, I was chosen to lead the Office of Reentry for ODRC. I have the experience of institutional operations and parole field experience that will assist the department’s mission of offender reentry.
Norman Robinson, Deputy Director Office of Offender Reentry
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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