April is Reentry Awareness Month

Reentry Awareness Week is back! The Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry and our community partners are excited to celebrate with you by bringing you seven (yes, seven!) events between Monday, April 22nd and Saturday, April 27th.

Day of Reflection for Families and Friends of the Incarcerated

Day of Reflection   Once again this year, we will be having a Day of Reflection for all those who have a loved one incarcerated. As many of you who have attended this day, it is an extraordinary way to provide a beautiful, positive, prayerful time for our families who have someone in prison—or who […]

Limiting Human Contact is Counterproductive

Limiting human contact for prisoners is counterproductive and un-Christian By:  Joe Van Brussell (see attribution below)  There is a disturbing trend in the United States toward limiting contact between incarcerated individuals and the outside world. For example, last month the state of New York began a pilot program that banned the direct shipment of food, […]

Special Day of Reflection

Enjoy a Special Day of Reflection This special day is set aside for those who love someone who is incarcerated.  Enjoy a day of reflection and quiet prayer.   A comforting time of sharing with each other over a delicious meal and the Celebration of the Mass. Sunday, December 3, 2017 9:30 Registration 10:00 am to 3:00 pm […]

More on Inmate Phone Rates

We should have known the phone companies would challenge the FCC regulations on prison and jail phone rates!  We were happy to post in  April 2015 when Gov. Kasich lowered phone rates in response to FCC changes. Then again in October 2015 we posted the Cuyahoga county was following the State’s lead by lowering phone […]

Complaining to God is OK

At times having an incarcerated loved one brings us to our knees in prayer…and sometimes it’s more like complaining to God than it is the prayer of angels and saints.   That’s ok.  Our Father wants to hear it.   The article below is reprinted from the Catholic News Service on Complaining to God.   As we enter […]

Special Day of Reflection

A Special Day Of Reflection For Those Who Love Someone Who is Incarcerated   Sunday, December 4, 2016 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Jesuit Retreat House 5629 State Road Parma, OH 44134   “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them.” – Hebrews 13:3   Enjoy a day of reflection and […]

Edwin’s 5K Run for Reentry

  The Edwin’s  Run for Re-Entry 5K and 1-Mile Walk Mark your calendar – October 23, 2016   So, you’re not a runner!   That’s no excuse.   Join the 1-Mile Walk.   So your not even a walker!   No problem, join the celebration of live music, food and drinks from EDWINS on Shaker Square.  EDWINS exists to […]

Summit on Making Ohio Communities Safer

The Word Church is hosting the “2016 Summit on Making Ohio Communities Safer” on September 22, 2016 from 8 am until 4 pm. This year’s Summit will be highlighted with a reentry simulation. This reentry simulation is designed to increase one’s awareness of the obstacles that returning citizens are faced with daily as they attempt […]

Reentry Coalition Meeting

From:   Jennifer.Boswell@odrc.state.oh.us Reentry partners – The Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition (the statewide coalition co-chaired by ODRC Director Gary Mohr) is having its next quarterly meeting on September 14 in Lorain County. Please note the location has changed to Trinity Church, 46485 Middle Ridge Road, Amherst, Ohio 44001.   Please use the following link to register […]