Panelist Participating Agencies

Organizations, businesses, and individuals of all kinds have come together to collaborate for Reentry Week this year and last year. Look below to learn more about us!

Accompanying Returning Citizens with Hope
ARCH is an outreach project to help meet the needs of individuals who have been incarcerated, also referred to as returning or restored citizens.

Breakin’ Barriers
Breakin’ Barriers offers the facilitation of evidenced-based mindset transformation models that foster an improved quality of life through relatable mentorship, coaching discipline, and barrier reduction services.

Building Futures
Building Futures is a program designed to help low-income Franklin County residents pursue careers in the skilled construction trades.

Central Ohio Restored Citizens Collaborative
The Central Ohio Restored Citizens’ Collaborative is a coalition dedicated to supporting those touched by the justice system.

Christian Valley Baptist Church
A spirit-led, worshiping community dedicated to seeking the lost, and empowering the people of God through the gospel, and spreading the love of Jesus Christ.

Columbus City Council
The legislative branch of the City with the responsibility of adopting annual operating and capital budgets, city contracts and enacting the Columbus City Codes.

Columbus Empowerment Corporation
Columbus Empowerment Corporation’s mission is to provide small business development services for local business owners.

Columbus Urban League
The mission of the Columbus Urban League is to empower African Americans and disenfranchised groups through economic, educational and social progress.

Community Development for All People
To bring our Vision to life, CD4AP catalyzes collaborations with key strategic partners to improve the quality of life for all residents of the South Side through individual and community services.

Central Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce
The centralized resource for African-American owned
businesses in Central Ohio.

Derrick L. Owens Group
The Derrick L. Owens Group has a proven track record in career development and career transition services for people with diverse skills and backgrounds.

Franklin County Board of Commissioners
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is committed to serving, supporting, and uplifting all residents of Franklin County through a lens of respect and human-centered care.

Franklin County Court of Common Pleas
The Franklin County Court of Common Pleas – General Division has original jurisdictional authority over all felony cases and all civil cases in which the sum or matter in dispute exceeds $15,000.

Franklin County Juvenile Court
The Juvenile Division hears all matters involving juveniles (any person under the age of 18).

Franklin County Municipal Court
The mission of the employees of the Franklin County Municipal Court is to implement the policies and procedures established by the Judiciary and the State Legislature in a professional and dedicated manner and to ensure accessibility, fairness and courtesy in the administration of justice.

Healing Broken Circles
Healing Broken Circles provides alternatives to punitive systems of incarceration and deficiency-based social services.

Impact Community Action
IMPACT Community Action’s mission is “to fight poverty by providing hope-inspiring help and real opportunities for self-sufficiency.”

JustDiidz (pronounced-Justdeeds) is democratizing access to opportunity through advanced skills training and unparalleled access to high growth industries.

Justice Through Code
Justice Through Code (JTC) offers justice involved individuals life-changing access to career-track opportunities in the technology industry.  

Jobs and Family Services
OhioMeansJobs centers assist job seekers, employers and youth with job search assistance, employee recruitment, job training, and more. To review local center information, click on the county or select it from the following drop-down menu. A printable, statewide listing of workforce contacts can be found below the map.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Mission: to reduce recidivism amongst those we touch

Ohio Justice and Policy Center
Providing high-quality legal assistance to Ohioans free of charge; advocating for a redemptive criminal legal system.

Ohio Prison Arts Connection
Ohio Prison Arts Connection is a coalition of people committed to building arts access for people in prison and re-entry, and to creating spaces for storytelling, resource-sharing, and dialogue both inside and outside of prisons.

Ohio Small Business Development Center
The Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide business counseling and assistance to individuals who are either starting or growing their business.

Kirwin Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Our goal is to connect individuals and communities with opportunities needed for thriving by educating the public, building the capacity of allied social justice organizations, and investing in efforts that support equity and inclusion.

The Recovery Village
The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab offers comprehensive treatment for dual diagnosis based drug and alcohol rehab, eating disorder and mental health treatments tailored to the patient’s specific needs.

United States District Court of Southern Ohio

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