Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)

Sen. Rob Portman’s Bi-Partisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) Heads to President’s Desk to Combat Opioid & Heroin Epidemic Note:  the following was adapted from a forwarded email by Jo Frayer in the ODRC, Northeast Regional Office regarding the announcement of the new CARA law. Good afternoon,  I wanted to make sure you saw the […]

Wings Party – LOCI

Wings Party at Lorain Correctional Here’s a volunteer opportunity to help inmates and their families. The Lorain Correctional Institute is hosting a Wings Party!  For the past 5 year Mrs. Ann Edenfield out of Albuquerque, New Mexico has hosted a WINGS Party here at LorCI.  This year we are in need of help for our […]

Jobs for Reentry

Companies that offer jobs for reentry Eventually our loved ones will get out and begin the important step of finding jobs for reentry into the work force.  Recently I stumbled upon two very useful sites aimed at helping them find a job.  Check out   It has many suggestions and helpful tips.  This site is more than […]

Bail Reform

Bail Reform Judge Russo speaks out again!   Good article, worth the read.  Of special note is a link at the very bottom of the article on D.C. bail system.

Smarter Sentencing Reform

Sentencing Reform There’s a growing movement across the country for sentencing and prison reform.  Many are realizing our current system does not meet the needs of societies current problems.  We can no longer afford, both financially or socially, to maintain the attitude of “lock’em up and throw away the key”.    Here are two recent […]

More Articles of Interest…

More Articles of Interest Did you know more articles of interest get posted to our Facebook page then get reprinted here in the blog section?  Why is that?   Simple.  There are more good articles of possible interest than the LEAF Ministry website staff (humor!) have time to work on.  Some actually have day jobs.   With […]

Justice Department: More family-friendly prisons

The following article appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  A companion article appears on with a single poll question looking for your opinion.  I encourage all LEAF families to read the article and participate in the poll.  It appears anonymous since no log-in is required.  Please participate.   The online article can be found […]

Block Party with a Purpose

“Block Party with a Purpose”  will Display Prison Art   The Station Hope block party event takes place on April 30th at St. John’s Episcopal Church in downtown Cleveland.  It will feature works of art from inmates of the Grafton Correctional Institute.  If you

Dr. Megan Shiles Speaks with LEAF

Dr. Megan Shiles Speaks with LEAF Sorry for the short notice!  This Thursday, Apr 28th., Dr. Megan Shiles a Licensed Psychologist at the Northeast Ohio Reintegration Center (NERC) will be speaking at the Holy Angels LEAF meeting.  She is one of the primary clinicians of the Mosaic program at NERC. The Treatment Program is a gender […]

Articles of Interest

Below are several articles which may be of interest for our LEAF families.  These articles deal with proposed changes to or current actions in the Justice System.  If you can relate or are in agreement with one or more of these editorial/opinion pieces I encourage you to get involved in the process.  This is major […]