Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition & Juvenile Branch
The mission of the Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition is to ensure successful offender reentry, reduce recidivism and enhance public safety.
The Coalition will achieve these goals through collaborative partnerships with government entities, faith and community-based organizations and other stakeholders.
The Coalition will utilize a holistic evidence-based approach that starts at the point of contact with the criminal justice system and includes education, families, health services, alcohol and other drug treatment, job training, mentorship and housing.
The purpose of the Juvenile Branch is to bring light to the needs of youthful offenders; build a more comprehensive collaboration with all state agencies, including those young adults whom overlap into adult services; and consequently reduce, if not eliminate, the chances of them returning to the juvenile system or being committed to the adult system.
The mission of the Juvenile Branch of the Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition is to bring more visibility and action to the reentry needs of our adjudicated youth through the plans and services within our inter-working systems.
While the vision is to reduce the juvenile recidivism rate, the primary goals of the Juvenile Branch are:
- Address ways that the local partners of each state agency can provide assistance to youth in a variety of service needs areas
- Effectuate change at the state and federal levels to meet these needs
- Encourage the local taskforces to include a juvenile component in their strategic plans
- Involve the local taskforces in the reentry planning on individual cases specifically for those youth placement challenges