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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Halfway Houses - Spencer House

Spencer House  (Halfway House)


69 Granville Street
Newark, OH 43055


(740) 345-7030


(740) 345-7454


Renee Nine – Intake Coordinator
Patrick Evans - Executive Director


Prison Rape Elimination Act 


Admission/Rejection Criteria Admissions:

  • Male and female adult offenders
  • Completed Admission Medical Form, negative TB test, negative urine screen at admission
  • Agree to participate in all aspects of 90 day program, abide by house rules
  • No more than one prior admission to program
  • Attend to own personal needs without incapacitating physical problems
  • Medication compliant, and have 30 day supply upon admission


  • History of physical violence (no weapons used in the commission of a crime) or aggressive sexually deviant behavior
  • Arson
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Program Overview

  • Approximately 90 day program
  • Screening and Evaluation.
  • Assessment and Diagnosis.
  • Individualized treatment planning.
  • Support groups; Spiritual growth; AA/NA; Exercise and activity therapy; Dietary management.
    Mental Health, Family, Alcoholism or Drug Abuse counseling – ODADAS certified, referral to community resources, in-house counseling.
  • Medical management and screening; House functioning; Work therapy.
    Vocational growth and job search.
  • Education and training.