We believe in second chances.

Everybody needs second chances sometimes.  They can't be earned, only received.  We help you find your second chance.  What you do with it is up to you.  


The Lorain County Reentry Coalition is Part of the Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition.  Our Mission is to provide leadership, oversight and implementation guidance as we assist adult offenders and their families upon release from prison or institutionalization on their return home to Lorain County, Ohio to succeed in our community. We want to build a safer community and reduce the cost of crime. We do this by educating the citizens of Lorain County, Ohio as to the mission of reentry and by providing coordinated opportunities through a network of services those individuals can access to succeed.  Our goal is to reduce the recidivism rate in Lorain County by 50% in the next five years.  Help us make that happen! 

Citizen Circle

Connecting you with Community Resources

4th Tuesday of every month at 10:00am

Amy Levin Center

1165 North Ridge Road Lorain, OH

Citizen Circle is a gathering of  providers who want to help you get on track.  They meet directly with you as an individual to help you find employment, housing, help with legal issues, assistance with substance abuse and mental health recovery, as well as family support.  Everyone's situation is unique, so providers from Goodwill, Lorain County Board of Mental Heath, ADAS, Nord Center, and Child and Family Services come to the table to help you find solutions to the hurdles specific to you.  

Gas cards will be available to those who brought you to the meeting.  Walk-ins welcome before 10:30am, or contact us to schedule an appointment.  If you have questions or need special accommodations, please call Lorain County Reentry Coalition (440) 670-8790.  

Photo Credit: Matt Dempsey



Remaining 2018 Citizen Circle Meetings will be:

* Tuesday April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25, October 23, November 27.  (Check back for December 2018 date)

at the Amy Levin Center, 1165 North Ridge Rd, Lorain starting at 10:00am.


Next Coalition meeting will April 12 at 9:30 a.m. at Oberlin Community Services Depot, 240 South Main Street, Oberlin

Contact Us

Nikki Burns Dertouzos

Outreach Coordinator

P.O. Box 100

Avon, Ohio 44011

(440) 670-8790

(216) 410-5502