Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
December 2, 2002
– Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) Director Reginald A.
Wilkinson was joined today by state and local officials for the ribbon cutting
ceremony of the Turtle Creek Center in Lebanon. The Turtle Creek Center is a halfway house that will provide
sentencing alternatives for adult felony offenders in southwestern Ohio.
72-bed facility, which will officially open on January 2, 2003, will employ 20
staff and share program services with the Community Corrections Center, a
Community - Based Correctional Facility located next door.
worked in partnership with Talbert House, a halfway house based in Cincinnati,
in designing the concept of the Turtle Creek Center. The Turtle Creek Center is one of three facilities that will
be constructed or renovated to serve as a prison alternative in rural areas.
The Center will provide services for Butler, Champaign, Clermont, Darke,
Fayette, Greene, Highland, Miami, Preble and Warren counties.
partnership between our agency and Talbert House will enable criminal justice
professionals to exercise a sentencing or sanctioning option that had previously
been unavailable for this area”, explained Director Wilkinson.
“This facility, and the two that will be built in the future, only
solidifies the importance and benefit of community corrections in Ohio.”
Tilow, President of Talbert House, which will be managing the facility,
expressed his excitement about the Turtle Creek Center:
“Bringing this state of the art facility to an under served area of
Ohio provides help and opportunities for our clients.
The partnership between DRC and Talbert House will enhance the quality of
life for the offenders and their family members.”
more information please contact the DRC Public Information Office at (614)