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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Halfway House - Turtle Creek Center

Turtle Creek Halfway House Center


5232 State Route 63
Lebanon, OH 45036


(513) 932-1952


(513) 932-0739 or (513) 933-9305


Veronica Hand – Intake Coordinator
Randy Allman - Program Director

Admission/Rejection Criteria Admissions:

  • Adult male felony offenders from Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Warren counties.
  • Offenders with significant AOD history and employment difficulties who willing to participate in a cognitive behavioral program promoting pro-social behaviors and lifestyles with intentions to transition back into their home communities.
  • Sex Offenders from Adams, Butler, Brown, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Greene, Highland, Miami, Pike, Preble, Ross, Scioto, and Warren counties.


  • Offenders with non-probational offenses such as murder and arson.
  • Offenders under the influence of AOD or in active withdrawal.
  • Offenders with severe mental health problems exceeding the resources available to the program.
  • Offender lacking the motivation to actively participate and complete the program.
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Program Overview

  • The Turtle Creek Center is committed to helping individuals make a positive reentry into their home communities. To better prepare the individual, requirements have been established holding the clients accountable and responsible with the lowest level of intervention from staff. We are here to facilitate growth and to develop independence not dependency. To facilitate this vision, we offer individualized services based on best practices policy.
  • Cognitive Behavioral modality
  • ODADAS certified to provide Outpatient Substance Disorders Services
  • Abstinence based program
  • Tracking system to individualize services
  • Assessment driven placement in the program
  • Responsivity to enhance client success
  • Expectation of accountability and responsibility of thoughts and behaviors
  • Expectations of securing and maintaining employment
  • Expectations of individual financial responsibility
  • Expectations of appropriate level of respect for self and others

The Turtle Creek Center is committed to the philosophy of reintegration of individuals back into their home communities. Our program is designed to enhance personal growth and recovery and to improve social behaviors thus, making the transition back into the community a positive experience and a lifelong commitment.