Some of the information on this website is directed towards clients and their families and friends. Being a defendant in the criminal justice system or having a loved one in that system can be an overwhelming and frightening experience.
No website can provide information that answers the wide range of questions clients and their families have when they are going through this experience. Nevertheless, we have tried to make an effort to list resources that provide information on the key questions often asked of us: What’s next in the process? How does the system work? What are the sentencing guidelines? What if there is an issue of substance abuse or mental health problems? How can I find a job when I have a record? There are other key questions; these are but a few examples we often hear. We intend to expand this list of resources as time goes by, and there are other resources elsewhere on our website that might be helpful to you. Please contact us if you land upon another website that has particularly helpful information for you and should be listed here.
Re-Entry / STAR Program
U.S. District Court Re-entry Program (formally named the “STAR” Program [“Successful Transitions-Accelerated Re-entry”]). Participants in this program are individuals recently released from jail on supervision with the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Office. The purpose of the program generally is to help them successfully reintegrate into the community.
Reentry Bridge Network
The first of six reentry programs as part of the “Experiences of Community Reentry Speakers Series” will take place on Thursday, October 4, 2012 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The program will take place at the First Christian Church at 6900 Market Avenue, North Canton, Ohio. The October 4th program is entitled “Education and Employment: Social Capital.” Please see the attachment for further details.