Clinical treatment programs to help ex-offenders become productive members of the community.
Maud Booth, co-founder of Volunteers of America, was a national leader and pioneer in the prison reform movement. She opened and operated the first halfway houses in the country in the late 1800s.
We continue to see the importance of these programs for the formerly incarcerated and the community and provide evidence-based residential treatment programs for ex-offenders. Our services include intensive case management, group and individual counseling, substance abuse counseling, job-readiness, skill development and referrals to community resources. The programs helps ex-offenders acquire the skills necessary to strengthen family relationships, establish positive support networks and become productive members of their community.
Our programs serve formerly incarcerated individuals, some of who are eligible for early release from prison due to judicial release, and/or have substance abuse issues in the Cincinnati, Dayton, Mansfield and Toledo areas. Case managers and residents create an individualized program plan to address their specific needs. Client progress is routinely assessed to ensure a positive outcome by the end of the program. Our reentry programs are audieted annually by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC). Every two years, our programs are certified by the Ohio Department of mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS). And, every three years, our programs are audited by the America Correctional Association (ACA) in which our program earned a 100% compliance rating in 2012.
About our locations:
Cincinnati - Our community corrections program has been operating since 1955. We offer 130 beds, and 65% of successful completions from this program did not return to prison after three years.
Dayton - Our community corrections program has been operating since 2000. We offer 128 beds, and 80% of successful completions from this program did not return to prison after three years.
Mansfield - Our community corrections program has been operating since 1992. We offer 101 beds, and 65% of successful completions from this program did not return to prison after three years.
Toledo - Our community corrections program has been operating since 1972. We offer 130 beds, and 85% of successful completions from this program did not return to prison after three years.
Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio is dedicated to providing evidenced based residential reentry services to clients through a safe and secure environment and meeting the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 at all of our program sites. Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio is committed to a zero-tolerance policy regarding any sexual abuse, assault or harassment by a client, employee, volunteer, independent contractor, visitor, vendor or intern.
Reports of sexual abuse or harassment can be from the individual, their family, friends or any third party. To report incidents of sexual assault or sexual abuse, contact us at (855)-297-1492 or email@example.com.
"I just wanted to thank you for everything Volunteers of America has done for me. I came here straight out of prison and found this was a blessing. I was treated very well and you have a wonderful staff. Thank you very much and God Bless you and Volunteers of America"
- a former client