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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction CBCF - Stark County Correction Center

Stark Regional Community Correction Center

Stark Regional Community Correction Center
(Male and Female Facility)


4433 Lesh Street
Louisville, OH 44641


(330) 588-2500


(330) 588-2505

Cognitive Behavioral Introduction

Introduces the concept of cognitive behavioral intervention to offenders and reviews basic techniques such as role playing, practicing, etc.

Orientation Group

Offered to all offenders in the Orientation Phase.  Group ensures an understanding of the rules, regulations and expectations of SRCCC residency; prepares offenders for maximum input into the development of their individualized treatment plan via instruction in goal setting, decision making and problem solving; assists the offender’s adjustment to SRCCC residency.

Intensive Chemical Dependency Treatment

Offenders assessed in need of treatment attend a cognitive-behavioral based program that includes individual counseling sessions, educational lectures and videos three (3) times a week for four (4) weeks, weekly on-site 12-Step Alcoholics Anonymous support meetings, on-site 12-Step speaker groups, dramatic movies about addiction and recovery, weekly DUI insight course, weekly on-site Cocaine Anonymous Support meetings.  Offenders may then begin continued care by attending group therapy sessions two (2) times a week for four (4) weeks, individual therapy, all of the above listed support meetings, and relapse prevention classes.


A comprehensive educational program based upon Adult Learning Theory (“andragogy”) that is personalized to each offender’s need and interest assessment.  State Certified teachers administer standardized testing to each offender upon admission and discharge to determine current education level.  Students then attend both individualized educational classes and software-based computer lab instruction.


Offenders determined to be illiterate or functionally illiterate participate in literacy education.

Adult Basic Education (A.B.E.)

Offenders lacking a secondary education will be enrolled in A.B.E.  Offenders lacking a secondary education or G.E.D. will be encouraged to work toward and take the G.E.D.

Post Secondary Education

For offenders interested in and eligible for university or technical college education, normal enrollment through the selected school will be scheduled with assistance of the Education staff.

In- House Probation

Probation officers provide community control supervision to offenders who are sentenced to SRCCC and provide the following: probation orientation; enforcement of probation conditions; maintenance of No Contact and Civil Protection Orders, approval of all visitors; church and social passes; assisting offenders with resolving any and all outstanding court obligations. 

Thinking for a Change

A cognitive-behavioral based course comprised of two (2) one and one half hour sessions for five (5) weeks designed for offenders to assist them in identifying thinking errors, and re-evaluating and making positive changes in their attitude, thinking patterns, and behaviors.  Offenders assessed at being higher risk receive additional sessions.

Victim Awareness

Sessions that provide information to offenders to expand their awareness of the impact their criminal activities have had on victims.  One session on Community Justice is attended by all offenders, who then attend session’s specific to their crime in one or more of the following areas: robbery and property crime; driving under the influence; domestic violence; or assault.

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Community Service

In addition to any court ordered community service, offenders complete community service work at the appropriate site following a restorative justice model.  Offenders will complete some service in the community related to their specific offense, or in relation to criminogenic factors.  Offenders who are not court ordered to complete community service work must complete a minimum of 40 hours.

Library Services

An in-house library of reading materials both for recreational and reference reading is provided.  The Stark County District Library via bookmobile services loans some reading materials.


Nursing staff provide instruction in gender-specific health classes and provide assistance with smoking cessation.

“Real Talk”

A program where offenders go to area schools to discuss with students how decisions they have made has led to their current situation.

Vocational Career Development Class

Course utilizes the Adkins Life Skills Program.  Other job readiness materials are developed and utilized to personalize the program.  Offenders are oriented to community vocational assistance resources such as Work Force Initiative Association, Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Urban League, etc.  Offenders may also participate in the Transitional Education Program (TEP).

Job Seeking Activities

Job Club Group is held once a week where unemployed offenders discuss job-seeking difficulties and frustrations, share job leads, and plan for the following week’s job seeking efforts.

Job Placement

Career Development staff assist the offender with job development, interview scheduling and assistance in registering for vocational training programs.

Budgeting and Money Management

Offenders are assisted with establishing a budget in accordance with the offender’s assets and financial requirements.  Offenders pay a percentage of net earnings toward court-ordered obligations, establish a savings account in preparation for post-program living arrangements and pay on family bills.

Transitional Services

A five (5) -session cognitive-behavioral based course consisting of material that is provided to ease the offenders’ return back into their home communities by focusing on re-integration and relapse prevention. The group is interactive and addresses any concerns offenders may have regarding release, the responsibilities of being on probation, and the offender’s need to uphold the expectations and commitments to the court.


Indoor activities include fitness equipment, board games and television viewing.  Outdoor activities include softball, volleyball, Frisbee, etc.  In addition, several community resources such as bowling and basketball are utilized to help offenders incorporate sober living activities into their lifestyle.

Offense-Specific Treatment and Programming

Offenders may be referred to community resources for offense-specific treatment and programming such as sex-offender therapy and anger management based upon their needs and/or court order.

Parenting Skills

a five (5) week course comprised of one and a half hour sessions weekly designed to assist clients to learn positive parenting