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Greater Cleveland Reentry Leadership Coalition
The Greater Cleveland Reentry Leadership Coalition is the oldest and most developed organization of its kind in Ohio. It was first established, prior to the inception of the Office of Reentry, to provide structured oversight and leadership to the many institutions and organizations that provide services to, or are involved with returning citizens. Overall, its mission is to guarantee successful reintegration of formerly incarcerated people, reduce recidivism, and increase public safety.
The Leadership Coalition has matured into a group that sets policy goals to guide reentry efforts in Cuyahoga County and advocates for legislative and regulatory changes that remove unnecessary barriers to successful reentry.
This organization is currently under the leadership of the Chair William M. Denihan who currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County (ADAMHS) and Co-Chair K.J. Montgomery, Presiding Judge of the Shaker Heights Municipal Court. Bi-monthly meetings are held at the ADAMHS Board at 10 a.m. on the third Friday of odd numbered months. Meetings are open to anyone with an interest improving public safety and strengthening communities by improving the reentry process.
For over 40 years, Bill Denihan has directed large government agencies at the state, county and local levels and is the recognized authority in turning around and stabilizing government in Ohio.
Currently, Bill serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County. In 2009, he directed the consolidation of both the Mental Health and Alcohol Boards. This is now the ADAMHS Board.
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William M. Denihan
K.J. Montgomery, Presiding Judge of the Shaker Heights Municipal Court has been addressing the growing population of offenders with mental illness in Cuyahoga County’s criminal justice system for over 20 years.
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