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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction CBCF - Crosswaeh

Crosswaeh Community Based Correctional Facility (Male Facility)

Crosswaeh Community Based Correctional Facility


3055 South State Rte 100
P O Box 350
Tiffin, OH 44883


(419) 447-1444


(419) 447-1433

Crosswaeh Community Based Correctional Facility (Female Facility)

Crosswaeh Community Based Correctional Facility


3091 South State Route 100
P O Box 350
Tiffin, OH 44883


(419) 447-1444


(419) 447-1431

Chemical Dependency Treatment

Three-week daylong sessions that require active participation in disease concept education, sober support planning, triggers, defenses and aftercare planning.

Cognitive Skills

Cognitive skills programming is provided utilizing the NIC curriculum Thinking For A Change.  The program provides skills based learning experience emphasizing cognitive self change, social skills, and problem solving.  Groups are offered on the basis of risk differential offenders being assigned to groups based on LSI-R risk score.  High risk offenders are assigned to a high risk group (18 sessions for 2 ½ hours per session), moderate risk offenders are assigned to a moderate risk group (18 sessions at 1 ½ hours per session).  High risk offenders are also assigned to booster sessions following completion of TFAC group.  These sessions meet one time per week for 1 ½ hours per session.  Booster sessions are designed for the continued review and practice of skills learned in TFAC.  High risk offenders also receive assignment to a Thinking Errors group (8 sessions at 1 ½ hours per session).  Thinking Errors group is based on Stanton Samenow's Commitment to Change curriculum which is a psycoeducational curriculum informing offenders on specific patterns of thought that allow one to engage in high risk behavior.

Adult Basic Education

State-certified teacher assess individual offender skill levels and develop an Individual Education Plan that provides Basic Literacy Instruction, GED Preparation, tutoring, and a computer lab with educational software for all learning levels.  The Education Department refers offenders to outside programming such as Literacy Tutoring, and Adult Basic Literacy Education.  An in-house library is accessible to all offenders to promote reading.

Life Skills

Various programs teaching basic life skills.  Money Management – five session class teaching the basics of managing their money.  Includes topics such as check writing, debt management, and budgeting.  Offenders also participate in gardening, preparing, caring for and harvesting produce.  Produce is donated to various community organizations.


Six-session class that focuses on responsible parenting.  Topics include good parenting vs. responsible parenting and punishment vs. logical consequences.

Children’s Night Visitation

Child Interaction visitation is provided in addition to regular visitation for offenders who are not adept in interacting in a positive, fostering way with their children.

Aunt Mary’s Storybook Project

This program seeks to ease the separation anxiety suffered by children while their parents are away and provides the benefit of promoting literacy.  Offenders read aloud and record a story for their children on audio or videocassettes, gift-wrap the books and tapes, and mail them in decorated envelopes to their children.

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Theft Alternative Group

TAG, four session program, topics include attitudes, beliefs and values and the criminal behavior cycle.


Employment class topics include: skills identification, phoning skills, how to complete a job application, proper appearance for job searching, job resources, interview techniques, resume writing, review of program job search rules, mock job interviews, and use of public transportation.  Offenders are required to provide documentation of productive job searching and are given a reasonable amount of time to secure employment.  The Employment Department works with area employers who are willing to consider CBCF offenders for employment.

Community Service

Each client is required to complete 60 hours of community service upon entering the program.  Offenders work with the park district, Salvation Army, Humane Society, Hospice, and community-recycling program as a means of contributing to the local community.

Family Violence

Is an intensive psycho-educational program that helps the abuser change belief systems, actions, feelings and thinking.  The program is designed to find solutions to end the violence in offender’s lives and learn to develop abuse-free relationships and lifestyles.


Offenders are given a preliminary health assessment and health appraisal.  Medical certified personnel conduct educational classes that include sexually transmitted diseases and hepatitis awareness and prevention. Offenders are given the opportunity to be tested free of charge for HIV and hepatitis.  The goal of the medical department is to be an integral part of helping offenders develop a healthy lifestyle by providing quality medical care and advice or by referring to community clinics and dental centers that provide needed services. 

Physical and Emotional Health Programming

Classes include anger/stress management and yoga.


Indoor activities include fitness equipment, indoor sports, board games, puzzles and television viewing.  Outdoor activities include basketball and horseshoes. Recreation personnel also provide field trips to community parks and educational/cultural activities. 


Aftercare is 12 weekly reinforcement sessions that promote sobriety skills through videos and homework assignments. Offenders are required to complete a recovery plan prior to discharge, which includes meetings, sponsorships and contracts needed for recovery.