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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Halfway Houses - Talbert House

Talbert House (Halfway House)


2600 Victory Parkway (Administrative Office)
Cincinnati, OH 45206


(513) 751-7747


(513) 751-8107


2600 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45206


(513) 933-9304


(513) 933-9305


Veronica Hand – Intake Coordinator
Neil Tilow – Executive Director

(All placements go through Veronica Hand at Turtle Creek)


Prison Rape Elimination Act 

Admission/Rejection Criteria Admissions:

  • Adult male and female felony offenders; Male and female Transitional Control; DUI IPP
  • Capable of meeting program requirements and utilizing the services of the program


  • Arson conviction; Sex offense
  • Previous program failure where offender was assaultive/riotous (very disruptive)
  • Mental health problems/mental retardation indicating offender not capable of program participation due to lack of specialized services in area.
  • History of repeated violence supporting that, even when sober, the person would be assaultive and a danger to the community
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Program Overview

  • Corrective thinking.
  • Chemical dependency education and treatment, ODADAS certified.
  • Mental Health Transition Program (formerly SAMI)
  • Anger management.
  • Job readiness – GED classes, budgeting and money management, resumes and interview techniques.
  • Personal hygiene/health maintenance education.
  • Individual sessions with clinical service providers.
  • Case conferences with referral sources.
  • Scheduled recreation activities.
  • AA/NA (on-site).
  • Drug and alcohol random testing.
  • Monitoring of job and education activities outside of facility.
  • Women’s issues group.
  • Life skills (including AIDS awareness).
  • Psychological evaluations.
  • Recovery dynamics group.
  • Family celebration night, family education and family therapy.