Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and
September 14, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Website Features Tools to Assist in
– On Wednesday, September 16, 2009, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and
Correction (DRC) Director Terry J. Collins will chair the next quarterly meeting
of the Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition.
The Coalition, formed after the signing of HB130 by Governor Ted
Strickland, is comprised of both
at-large members. At the meeting, Director Collins will spotlight
the new website for the coalition. The site is designed to enhance communication
by providing open access to current and useful information about offender
reentry in Ohio
and throughout the country. The site will provide electronic access to public
reentry forums and events. In addition, the site will offer timely updates about
the Coalition’s activities, including its operating procedures and by-laws,
meeting schedule, minutes, published reports, committee work, and other-related
news items. The site will also feature information about local reentry coalition
efforts across the state.
“The target audience for
this website will be ex-offenders and their families, as well as the many state
and local partners who are involved with the issues and challenges associated
with the reentry transition,” stated DRC Director Terry J. Collins.
“These external partners will be able to utilize the many tools available
on this site to ease the barriers faced by those returning from prison.”
For more information about
the Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition, please visit our website at
or contact the DRC Public Information Office at (614)752-1150.