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Crystal Bryant, Director 

Fred Bolotin, Social Program Administrator 5

Katrice Williams, Program Officer 4 

Donnette Lewis, Secretary

Bonnie Thomas, Fiscal Officer 1   

Vikki Pope, Program Officer 3

Main Phone Number: (216) 698-3437 

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Health and Human Services 2017 Overview

Announcement: Temporary License Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Initiative! The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles will implement a six-month driver’s license reinstatement fee debt reduction and waiver program, beginning January 31, 2019, thru July 31, 2019. The program allows individuals who have completed all court-ordered sanctions related to the eligible offense, and whose license has been suspended 18 months or more, to pay license reinstatement fees and restore their license. The program is not for reinstating a driver’s permit or commercial driver’s license. All other criteria must be met before the license reinstatement debt is reduced or waived. See more information at

a woman holding the 2018 Reentry Week passport

The Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry is set to launch 2019 Reentry Awareness Week on Monday, April 22nd! This week will highlight ways the Office of Reentry and its community partners support successful reentry, and it will feature a series of events focusing on starting a business if you have a criminal background, a reentry panel, an employment fair, a fair housing workshop and more! A full list of events and registration information is below:

Monday, April 22, 2019
Media Day Kickoff and Legislative Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Panel Discussion on Research-Based Efforts in Reentry
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Forest City Brewery
2135 Columbus Rd., Cleveland
Register here
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Facing Housing Discrimination w/ a Criminal Background
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Greenbridge Commons
7515 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
Register here

Cash Mob Restaurant Bus Tour
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
RSVP Required. Call (216) 698-3437 for registration.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
How to Start a Business as a Returned Citizen?
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch of the Cleveland Public Library
1962 Stokes Blvd, Cleveland, 44106
Register here
Friday, April 26, 2019
Third Annual Breaking Down Barriers Hiring Event 
No RSVP required
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Oriana House Hough Center (Old Salvation Army)
6000 Hough Avenue, Cleveland
More Information
Saturday, April 27, 2019
The Intersection of Art and Bail Reform with Artist Joe Sharp
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
50 Public Square, Downtown Cleveland
Register here

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 residents of Cuyahoga County 
  • 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 

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.

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.

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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Flier for The 2019 Greater Cleveland Returned  Cititzen Symposium