The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC), the Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS), and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) are collaborating on reducing recidivism among ex-offenders through the “Offender Network for Employment to STOP Recidivism” project, or simply “O.N.E.-STOP”. By replicating the functions and services of an OhioMeansJobs Center in select adult and juvenile correctional facilities, this project focuses on providing currently incarcerated individuals with job search skills necessary to immediately find employment upon release. Some of the tools and resources available are computer labs, various workshops on topics such as entrepreneurship, mock interviewing, finances, job preparation, and access to a secure live version of OhioMeansJobs.com where individuals can create accounts, resumes, and save job post information.
The first O.N.E.-STOP was established in 2012 at Trumbull Correctional Institution and since then, eight more sites have been developed: Pickaway Correctional Institution (2012), Marion and Grafton Correctional Institutions (2013), Northeast Reintegration Center, Cuyahoga Hills, Indian River and Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facilities (2014), and the Ohio Reformatory for Women (2015). Over 15,000 previously incarcerated individuals have accessed services provided through this project since 2012.
Last updated: 09/19/2016