Tag Archives: The Summit County Reentry Network (SCRN)

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 Four)

By: Katie Sobiech

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So far we’ve discussed the gaps in the system and what doesn’t work in the area of reentry, but the question that arises now is what does work? And how can we encourage these ideas worth spreading?

The Summit County Reentry Network (SCRN) and Oriana House have found a few things to be key in helping ex-offenders turn their lives around. This includes role playing, and taking the Ohio Risk Assessment System (ORAS) test, to determine their level of offense so that they can provide the best plan possible. 

Their goal is to eliminate the faults in the system and work out the kinks that they’ve found throughout the years. This change may be exactly what the reentry world needs in order to reduce recidivism rates, and ultimately change our community.  Continue reading