On March 16th, ACEnet hosted The Road to Reentry: Community Forum – Reentry information for those released between March 17 – Dec 31, 2021: What to expect when your family member gets home.

The Zoom event recording is accessible below, along with additional reentry resources. You’ll learn about the Athens County Reentry Program, ODRC reentry process, reentry processes inside prison, OMHAS (Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services) services and their connections with reentry, hear questions about the Adult Parole Authority answered, and learn about the importance of community and family involvement in the reentry process.

Additional resources include:

Athens County Reentry Program Telelog – provides useful county services contact information

Athens County Reentry Program Brochure 

ODRC Reentry Community Forum PowerPoint

Some people may not be aware but ACEnet is an Athens Reentry partner and has gone to Reentry Fairs in prison to talk with the inmates in their catchment area about potential small business opportunities and training. We have also done presentations on our own at the prisons to educate people about starting a small business. ACEnet Executive Director Larry Fisher was one of the speakers at the Athens HOPE event in Nelsonville in 2019 with a great overview about helping people in our recovery community and how ACEnet could be a stepping stone for that. We look forward to continuing our work in this area with our excellent partner organizations.