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Athens County Reentry Program
Helping Athens County residents

achieve self-sufficiency and independence.

The Athens County Reentry Program, which is housed at the OhioMeansJobs - Athens County / 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:



Shawn Stover

Reentry Program Coordinator

(740) 677-4264



OhioMeansJobs - Athens County

The Work Station

70 N. Plains Rd., Suite C

The Plains, Ohio 45780

(740) 797-1405




• Assistance with navigating the health care  and public assistance programs

• One-on-one meetings with ex-offenders before and after they leave prison to help answer their questions and provide information on community resources, mental health programs, substance abuse treatment programs,
educational opportunities and other services

• Assistance with employment searches

• Host workshops and seminars on a variety of subjects at the OhioMeansJobs - Athens County / The Work Station.

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. 







Contact information:

Athens County Department of Job and Family Services

13183 State Route 13, Millfield, Ohio 45761-9901

(740) 797-2523 or (800) 762-3775