Category: Reentry

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.

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

National Reentry Week

Reprinted from the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs announcing National Reentry Week.        Washington, D.C. 20531 March 17, 2016   Dear Colleague:   Over the last seven years, the Department of Justice has partnered with state, local, and tribal agencies and national organizations to support hundreds of reentry programs across […]

Reentry Information Series

Edwins-Reentry Feature

Reentry Information Series   This multi-week informational series looks to cover many of the challenges facing citizens reentering society after an incarceration.   For our non-Catholic LEAF families,  you do not need to attend the church service to participate in the information series, although you’re more than welcome to do so!   We hope to see you […]

New ODRC Handbook for Families Published

ODRC Publishes New Handbook for Families The official title says it all:  “Handbook for the Families, Friends, Supporters and Mentors of Northeast Ohio Offenders”.   This is an outstanding resource for anyone working with staff or inmates in one of the State’s correctional facilities in northeast Ohio.   Much of this 90 page handbook is generic information […]

HUD Bans Arrest Records for Admissions

HUD Prohibits Use of Arrest Records for Admissions Good news for citizens working on reentry.  HUD will no longer consider arrest records as grounds for denying admission to assisted housing!   This action was prompted by the White House initiative on reintegration and is like the Ohio State legislature’s efforts to“ban-the-box” on State employment applications.  The […]