Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                 August 28, 2003

Dayton Correctional Institution and Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Honored for Perfect Audit Scores

(Dayton) – Today Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director Reginald A. Wilkinson and Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Administrative Judge Jeffrey E. Froelich hosted an open house event at the Dayton Correctional Institution (DCI) to recognize that institution and the Court’s Division of Criminal Justice Services for scoring 100% during their most recent American Correctional Association (ACA) audits.

American Correctional Association standards are the national benchmark for the effective operation of correctional systems throughout the United States. They address services, programs and operations essential to good correctional management.

“It is fitting that we are here at DCI to recognize this institution as the first in Ohio to achieve 100% in its reaccreditation audit,” Wilkinson stated. “In 1989, DCI was the first correctional facility in Ohio to achieve ACA accreditation. Now in its fifth audit, DCI has again set the mark for the other institutions within the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to match.

In his comments, Judge Froelich explained that the Court’s Division of Criminal Justice Services was the first in the country to undergo ACA’s new performance-based audit standards. “Montgomery County is fortunate to have such professional correctional services available at both the local and state level,” said Judge Froelich.

For more information, please contact the DRC Bureau of Information at         (614) 752-1150.