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Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry

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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

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 

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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Announcement: The Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry, in partnership with the Ohio Justice & Policy Center and Towards Employment, is holding a training for attorneys and legal professionals on the Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE) and record sealing. This training will be held on Wednesday, October 3 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Westshore Training Center, 9830 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, 44102, in Classroom Room 1.

 Attorneys are encouraged to join and learn how the CQE and record sealing can assist their clients, improve their employability and reduce their chances of recidivism if they have criminal histories. The training will also cover filing procedures, client eligibility requirements and recent changes in Ohio’s record sealing laws. To register, please visit

Light snacks and beverages will be provided. 2.5 free CLE credits are available to registered participants.