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OFFICE OF REENTRY STAFF

Crystal Bryant, Director 
CRYSTAL.BRYANT@jfs.ohio.gov

Fred Bolotin, Social Program Administrator 5
FRED.BOLOTIN@jfs.ohio.gov

Katrice Williams, Program Officer 4
KATRICE.WILLIAMS@jfs.ohio.gov 

Donnette Lewis, Secretary
DONNETTE.LEWIS@jfs.ohio.gov

Bonnie Thomas, Fiscal Officer 1 
BONNIE.THOMAS@JFS.Ohio.gov  

Vikki Pope, Program Officer 3
VIKKI.POPE@jfs.ohio.gov



NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS

2nd Annual Veterans Experience Action Center
Thurs., August 9, 2018 at 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Fri., August 10, 2018 at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sat., August 11, 2018 at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cuyahoga Community College, Western Campus Recreation Center
11000 W. Pleasant Valley Road, Parma, OH 44130
Veteran Experience Action Center Services will include wellness exams, social services including caregiver support and home health care, mental health counseling and more. See flyer for more details or call 2-1-1 or (216) 436-2000 for more information.

71st Street Festival
Sat., August 11, 2018 at 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
St. Timothy's Missionary Baptist Church
7101 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland
Back to School Giveaway with FREE school supplies, bounce house, OMG Game Truck, Face Painting, Haircuts, Braids and more!
Free admission and open to the public.
Vendor Registration
Flyer

Greater Cleveland Food Bank Conversation on Hunger and Community Needs
Thurs., August 16, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
The Heights Suburban Collaborative, The Heights Library – Lee Road Branch
2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
This meeting is meant for hunger relief agencies, community leaders, and employment, housing, and medical providers that serve low-income clients to identify ways all agencies can work together in the short term to provide more meals and, in the long term, help clients move toward self-sufficiency.

Run for Recovery
Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 8:15 a.m.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
More information

Effective Leadership Academy 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Conference Center at Benjamin Rose
More information

Health and Human Services 2017 Overview



About Us
The Office of Reentry is dedicated to reducing recidivism by following these five guiding principles as we firmly believe in the value of all residents within Cuyahoga County:
  • Increase public safety for the Greater Cleveland community 
  • Spark opportunity for reentrants that help both the individual and their family build a better future 
  • Ensure fair and equal access to services and opportunities 
  • Coordinate and convene reentry stakeholders 
  • Ensure sustainability of the reentry service delivery system 

Mission
The Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry’s mission is to remove the stigma and social burdens that challenge returning citizens by launching and sustaining a reentry movement that provides the full range of comprehensive services, support, and monitoring opportunities needed for a successful reintegration.

Vision
The Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry will be recognized as the leading model for a community-wide movement for reentry efficiency and effectiveness that addresses barriers, challenges, and policies that impedes successful reentry into the community.

Role
The Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry, under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services, exists to create an organizational structure that supports reentry research, community education, and best practices in the delivery of services for reentrants. The Office is designed to assist policy makers, community leaders, and service providers in identifying reentry challenges and convening such entities to work together to target resources and comprehensive and cost-effective solutions.


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Building Inclusive Financial Spaces Convening
Cleveland, August 24, 2018
Agenda

The Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry is partnering with the Credit Builders Alliance in Cleveland to a special convening, “Building Inclusive Financial Spaces.” Participants will discuss ways to improve the credit of individuals with criminal records so they can be better positioned to take advantage of Cleveland’s entrepreneurship opportunities. The Credit Builders Alliance is a national organization that provides technical assistance to practitioners with hands-on credit building trainings, innovative tools, and through forums to help families and individuals across the country to build their credit scores.

To Register or RSVP for this event, please visit the following link: https://returning_citizens_convening_cle.eventbrite.com. The event will take place Friday, August 24, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Key Center Marriott, 1360 W. Mall Drive, Cleveland, 44114. If you have any questions, please contact (216) 698-3437.