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Build Stronger Relationships and Break the Cycle

In 2020, The Ohio CIP Initiative received a three year federal grant from Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to build upon the CLFC programming being implemented with three participating ODRC institutions. The Second Chance Initiative provided the opportunity to incorporate a virtual component to the current programming that allowed children and family members to participate alongside their incarcerated parent during five sessions. So far over 100 adult and youth participants have been able to learn, practice communication skills, and heal together to strengthen their relationships.

FFY 21-23 Evaluation Summary OJJDP Program

Ohio CIP Initiative aims to spread awareness about CLFC’s impact to other organizations and communities across Ohio. Download our info sheets and share with the leaders of your organization to begin helping youth and adults across the state make a successful transition back to their families.

As a result of
we are seeing
improvements in:

  • Family of four outside posing for family photos.

    Family Communication

  • Woman enjoying a dinner with friends.


  • Mom in park pushing her young daughter on a swing.

    Behavior Patterns

  • Happy woman cashier checking out customer.

    Employment Opportunities

  • Mother placing baby in a car seat in the back of her car.

    Parenting Development

  • Adult education woman smiling at desk in class.

    Cognitive Thinking

  • Hand placing last puzzle piece in the puzzle.

    Problem Solving Skills

  • Adult son hugging his father.

    Emotional Maturity

  • Chef training the sous chef in a restaurant kitchen or culinary school.

    Social Skills

  • Father and young son saving money by putting a coin in a blue piggy bank.

    Financial Goals

  • Mom outside with two small sons on a summer day.

    Personal Responsibility

  • Family and friends sitting at a dining table

    Family Engagement

    Our Valued Partners

    Thank you to our Second Chance Initiative ODRC partner institutions for this collaboration.

    Dayton Correctional Institution (DCI)

    Mansfield Correctional Institution (MANCI)

    Richland Correctional Institution (RICI)

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