Athens County Reentry Program
achieve self-sufficiency and independence.
The Athens County Reentry Program, which is housed in The Work Station in The Plains, provides guidance and assistance for
ex-offenders who are preparing to leave the prison system, as well as those who have been out of prison for any length of time.
Individuals who are interested in learning more about the program should contact Shawn Stover, the Reentry Program Coordinator.
The goal is to help individuals build independent lives so they can avoid the problems that led them to prison in the first place. The initiative is designed to increase public safety, lower local law enforcement costs and reduce Athens County’s high recidivism rate. Athens County has already seen success in reducing the recidivism rate of the ex-offenders who have been working with the reentry program.
Programs and services offered include:
• Assistance with navigating the health care and public assistance programs
The program also facilitates monthly meetings of the Athens County Reentry Task Force, held at 9:30 a.m. on the fourth Monday of every other month at the Athens County Job and Family Services County Home office. On average, about 25 local agencies and service providers attend each monthly meeting, resulting in productive and meaningful discussion on the topic of offender reentry. For additional information, please contact Shawn Stover, (740)677-4264.
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No One Left Behind:
Building Supportive Communities Around
Children and Families Affected by the Opioid Crisis
Professional Conference & Community Town Hall
Join us on April18, 2017, for our professional conference and community town hall. Learn alongside professionals from all sectors and community members about how to build a supportive community around our neighbors who are affected by the opioid crisis.
Our keynote presenter will be Tina Willauer (at right), Director of Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (S.T.A.R.T.) of the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services. She will describe best practice principles and strategies that work well for families with co-occurring substance use and child maltreatment. She'll also discuss her experience with S.T.A.R.T. and an example
of the program implemented in a nearby Appalachian community.
You'll also hear from:
• Orman Hall of Ohio HIDTA and Angela Sausser of PCSAO will describe the impact the opioid epidemic has had on Ohio over time, the response to date and the impact on children services statewide.
• Crystal Ward Allen of Casey Family Programs will discuss the value of Recovery Coaches, the certification process, examples of community teaming, info sharing agreements, supervision and opportunities for financing.
• Ana Beltran of Generations United will share the findings from the recently published report Raising the Children of the Opioid Epidemic: Solutions and Support for Grandfamilies.
• Dr. Joe Gay of Health Recovery Services, will offer a short presentation on the work his agency is doing.
***Continuing education credits are available for physicians, nurses, counselors, social
workers and psychologists. Visit ipacohio.org/aprilconference for details.***
Day: Tuesday, April18, 2017
Time of Conference: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Time of Town Hall: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Lodge at Hocking College
Special thanks to our sponsors supporting this event:
OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital
Ohio University, Area Health Education Center,
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens County Children Services
The Athens County Reentry Task Force
P.O. Box 826 Athens, Ohio 45701
Contact information for Athens JFS:
13183 State Route 13, Millfield, Ohio 45761-9901
(740) 797-2523 or (800) 762-3775