Criminal Justice & Reentry

Our clinical treatment programs help ex-offenders become productive members of the community.

Maud Booth, co-founder of Volunteers of America, was a national leader and pioneer in the prison reform movement. She opened and operated the first halfway houses in the country in the late 1800s. We continue to see the importance of these programs for the formerly incarcerated and the community and provide evidence-based residential treatment programs for ex-offenders.

Criminal justice and Re-entry Program Services

  • Case management
  • Group and individual counseling
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Job-readiness training
  • Skill development
  • Referrals to community resources

Our programs serve formerly incarcerated individuals, some of whom are eligible for early release from prison due to judicial release, and/or have substance abuse issues in the Cincinnati, Dayton, Evansville, Indianapolis, Mansfield and Toledo areas. Case managers and residents create an individualized program plan to address their specific needs. Client progress is routinely assessed to ensure a positive outcome by the end of the program.

Programs are audited annually by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) and the Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC). Every two years, our programs in Ohio are certified by the Ohio Department of mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS) and our programs in Indiana are certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). And, every three years, our programs are audited by the America Correctional Association (ACA).

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Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana is dedicated to providing evidenced-based residential reentry services to clients through a safe and secure environment and meeting the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 at all of our program sites. Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana is committed to a zero-tolerance policy regarding any sexual abuse, assault or harassment by a client, employee, volunteer, independent contractor, visitor, vendor or intern.

Reports of sexual abuse or harassment can be from the individual, their family, friends or any third party. To report incidents of sexual assault or sexual abuse, contact us at (855)-297-1492 or


“I just wanted to thank you for everything Volunteers of America has done for me. I came here straight out of prison and found this was a blessing. I was treated very well and you have a wonderful staff. Thank you very much and God Bless you and Volunteers of America”

– former client

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