Reentry Outreach and Diversion in the Greater Cincinnati Area

Reentry Outreach and Diversion in the Greater Cincinnati Area

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Reentry Outreach and Diversion in the Greater Cincinnati Area The Cincinnati approach is unique in that the Veteran is afforded reentry and diversion services. At the Cincinnati VA, the reentry is provided through the Incarcerated Veteran Outreach Program (IVOP) and the Domestic Relations Clinic (DRC) where the staff provides outreach, pre-release assessments to ensure comprehensive service delivery and/or community agencies, assists veteran with parole or probation officer, problem solving and advocating for veteran as appropriate. Also, the IVOP staff also disseminates the Ohio state incarcerated veteran guidebook to reentry staff and re-entering incarcerated veterans. Veterans need to be able to provide feedback about the content, outreach worker, overall usefulness, pre/post knowledge about veteran's benefits and general comments about their reentry needs. In Cincinnati, the IVOP had designed a survey tool for these purposes and obtained 143 responses from incarcerated veterans that afforded further insight into their needs as well as guidebook feedback. Since 2003, the IVOP has encountered and captured data on the reentry needs of 399 Veterans (refer to tables 1 -4). Of the 399, the contacts were made in the following settings: 42% prison, 45% jail and 13% community corrections. The IVOP has taken
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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Reentry Outreach and Diversion in the Greater Cincinnati Area

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