U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announces more than $1M for Ohio prisons
Funding will allow an expansion of reentry programs that demonstrate strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, and other reentry service providers
By Mansfield News Journal
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-OH, announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded a $1,072,000 grant to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction through its Second Chance Act Pay for Success Initiative to fund the Returning Home Ohio Expansion and Enhancement project.
According to a news release from Brown's office, this project will support a partnership between ODRC and the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) to help Ohioans returning from incarceration find housing and avoid reoffending upon release. This funding will help expand the successful RHO program into Richland, Knox, and Muskingum counties.
Funding for the program is provided by BJA’s Second Chance Act Community-Based Reentry Program. Funding will allow for implementation or expansion of reentry programs that demonstrate strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, and other reentry service providers. Grants made under this program may be used for: mentoring adult offenders during incarceration, through transition back to the community; transitional services to assist the reintegration of offenders into the community; and training regarding offender and victims’ issues.