Job & Family Services Office of Workforce Development
Offender Network for Employment to STOP Recidivism (O.N.E.-STOP) Project

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 to help restored citizens succeed and find jobs 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 enter employment upon release.  

Tools and resources are available in the on-site resource rooms and computer labs, with additional support provided in workshops on entrepreneurship, mock interviewing, job readiness, etc.  Incarcerated job seekers also have access to a secure version of OhioMeansJobs.com where they can create a user account, upload their resumes (which become searchable 90 days prior to release), and save job post information -- all of which will remain available after they exit the institution and the account becomes fully functional.

The following nine institutions currently offer a O.N.E.-STOP facility:

Over 26,000 incarcerated individuals and restored citizens have accessed the services provided through this project since 2012 when it began.    

 Reentry IconVisit our Reentry Resources page to learn more about services available to help restored citizens succeed in employment. 





Last updated: 08/23/2019