Tag Archives: Reentry

SCRN Works with Inmates to Help them Reenter Society


Story by Lyndsey Schley


The United States has the highest incarcerated population in the world. About 2,200,000 people were incarcerated in the U.S. in 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Most of these people will eventually leave prisons or jails to return to society. In Summit County, the Summit County Reentry Network, or SCRN, aims to make this transition as smooth as possible.
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Inner City Ministry Makes Courageous Move to Improve Neighborhood (Part 3)




South Street Part Three

By: Katie Cassaro

Though the thought of working in ministry may seem like a dream, it can come with many unseen heartaches and disappointments.

Combine that with dealing with plenty of what you didn’t initially sign up for – such as administrative duties and other time-stealing tasks – and it’s easy to get overwhelmed and even discouraged.

South Street Ministries, going strong since 1997, knows. Continue reading

Strong Reentry Network Growing in Summit County (Part Six)

By: Katie Sobiech

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The Reentry Program in Summit County continues to grow and improve, according to Bernie Rochfield, executive vice president of Oriana House.

Rochfield, involved in reentry work for the past 30 years, has witnessed first-hand how things have progressed.

“Things have grown so much, even in just the last 2 ½ -3 years,” Terry Tribe Johnson, Summit County Reentry Coordinator, agreed.

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Strong Reentry Network Growing in Summit County (Part Three)

By: Katie Sobiech


While working with ex-offenders, the Summit County Reentry Network (SCRN) and others have found a crucial missing piece in the “reentry puzzle”.  

This “revelation” is that not everyone fits the same mold, or needs the same treatment. Providing one standard treatment could actually cause more harm than good to people with different backgrounds, leaving them in worse-off situations. 

Each individual needs a tailored plan to fit their unique life situation and struggles. Putting everyone in the same category and treating them the same can be detrimental.  Continue reading

Strong Reentry Network Growing in Summit County (Part Two)

By: Katie Sobiech

As discussed in Part One of this series, the Summit County Reentry Network (SCRN), Oriana House and others involved in the area of reentry are forming a very strong union to beat recidivism.

Instead of seeing so many of the approximately 20,000 people who are released from prison each year go right back, they are discovering how to help them become contributing members of society.
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