Fri, Jun 21st, 2013

The first Summer Reentry Summit was held at Hocking College on June 19, 2013 from 12-4:30 p.m. for anyone who works with the ex-offender population in Southeastern Ohio. 

The Summer Reentry Summit hosted experts who discussed topics in social services, corrections and criminal justice fields. These topics included House Bill 86, child support, Ohio BMV policy changes, the Ohio Fatherhood Commission, new tools to assist ex-offenders with employment, housing, Certificates of Qualifications for Employment, tax credits and options for federal bonding opportunities for employers who hire ex-offenders and Senate Bill 337. Approximately 150 individuals came to learn from these professionals. 

The event was sponsored by Hocking College, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Athens County Reentry Task Force, Fairfield County Reentry Coalition and TASC of SE Ohio in conjunction with the Hocking County Reentry Task Force. Ohio counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists had the opportunity to earn free Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) by registering in advance. Certificates of Completion were also provided for Correcting Offender Behavior Units (COB’s) for Ohio court system personnel. 

The presentation will be available electronically for those professionals who were not able to be present at the Reentry Summit. For more information contact Betty Dalton, Office Coordinator, Department of Public Safety Services, at 740.753.6451 or at  

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