On Tuesday, August 9, 2011, County Commissioners Judy Dodge, Dan Foley and Debbie Lieberman recognized the Montgomery County Office of Ex-Offender Reentry and Community-Wide Reentry Task Force for recently receiving a 2011 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties. The annual NACo Achievement Award Program is an awards program that recognizes innovative county government programs.
The Montgomery County Office of Ex-Offender Reentry opened in July, 2010 and began seeing clients in November, 2010. As of July, 2011, 629 individuals have registered with the office and 386 individuals have been deemed eligible for service and referred for Case Management. 217 individuals have been referred to Employment Services with133 placed in transitional jobs and 40 placed in permanent jobs.
“Every day, our dedicated staff of reentry professionals and task force members are working to improve public safety for our citizens while providing services to ex-offenders who are committed to change,” said Montgomery County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman, Co-Chair - Community-Wide Reentry Policy Board. “We will continue to work closely with our community partners to achieve our goal of reducing recidivism in Montgomery by 50% over five years.”
The Montgomery County Office of Ex-Offender Reentry is located at 1133 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Suite 335 in Dayton. It is a “one-stop” reentry resource office that provides employment services, case management, drug, alcohol and mental health services, mentoring, pre-release reentry planning and referrals to a variety of community resources oriented toward ex-offenders.
Commissioner Lieberman accepted the 2011 Achievement Award in July at NACo’s Annual Conference.