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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, through the Division of Parole and Community Services, promotes safe, secure, and humane jails by assisting local officials in their efforts to comply with the "Minimum Standards for Jails in Ohio," and providing them information regarding current trends in technology, operations, construction, and best practices in the area of community corrections. This assistance is accomplished through research, inspections, technical assistance, compliance monitoring, and appropriate support to correct operational and physical barriers that may hinder compliance with minimum standards.
In accordance with ORC 5120.10 and OAC 5120:1-7-01, the Division is responsible for:
The Division also provides the following services:
|South Region||North Region|
|Greg Dann||Joel Commins|
|770 West Broad Street||615 Superior Avenue|
|Columbus, OH 43222||Cleveland, OH 44113|
The Division of Parole and Community Services, acts as a liaison between the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, local governmental/jail officials, and the community to address jail related issues of mutual concern, in an effort to enhance the operations of jails throughout Ohio. The Division also offers local jurisdictions the architectural drawings and specifications for a prototype jail facility assisting them to plan for a "standards-compliant" jail at a reduced operational and construction cost. The Division also serves as a resource to other components of the justice system by providing information about conditions in Ohio jails and participates in efforts that lead to more efficient jail operations.
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