Bureau of Correctional Recovery Services - OhioMHAS
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction (DRC) partnered with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) to leverage the combined expertise of each agency in order to provide increased treatment within the prisons and ensure a better connection to clinical and recovery supports for offenders upon release. This partnership included transitioning of DRC Recovery Services staff to OhioMHAS which became effective July 1, 2015.
This partnership enhanced the level of services within DRC prisons, while at the same time allowed OhioMHAS to put in place an unrivaled community care structure that provides linked treatment opportunities for offenders upon release from prison. Our mission to “provide evidenced-based treatment, which teaches the skills necessary for offenders to remain drug free upon release to the community” is accomplished through improving treatment outcomes for offenders, instilling hope and opportunity for a life without substance use, and providing a holistic approach to alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment.
Visit the OhioMHAS to learn more about the variety of programs they offer.
A new initiative this partnership launched in August 2017 is a Voluntary Medication-Assisted Treatment Pilot Project. This Pilot will provide those dealing with opioid and alcohol addiction with treatment and medically enabled assistance as they transition into the community.
John Sexten, Chief
Bureau of Correctional Recovery Services
770 W. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43222