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Oriana House Programs Receive National Reaccreditation

For Immediate Release: February 27, 2012
Contact: Christina Deibel or Linda Weyandt (330) 535-8116

Oriana House, Inc., is pleased to announce that two programs earned a perfect score on their national reaccreditation audits through the American Correctional Association (ACA).

The Residential Correctional Center (RCC), 222 Power Street, Akron, and the Electronic Monitoring Program, 921 Sherman Street, Akron, both earned 100% on their reaccreditation audits.

The reaccreditation process involved on-site visits to each facility, for each shift, by ACA auditors who reviewed 233 standards for RCC and 127 standards for Electronic Monitoring, met with Oriana House staff, and interviewed clients in both programs.

The Residential Correctional Center has a female halfway house program that provides a direct sentencing option for adult misdemeanor, felony, and traffic offenders and is also used as a transition program for some offenders who are near the end of their prison or jail sentence. Halfway house residents are monitored and have supervision as they are integrated back into the community through case management services.

Electronic Monitoring supervises offenders through the use of an active, tamper proof transmitter band worn around the offender's ankle, allowing for 24-hour monitoring to track if and when they leave their residence. Offenders are referred to the Electronic Monitoring Program through the court system, probation, parole, or emergency release from the Summit County Jail. While on Electronic Monitoring, offenders participate in programming to address needs such as chemical dependency treatment, education, employment services, and basic life skills.

American Correctional Association standards are the national benchmark for the effective operation of correctional systems throughout the United States and are necessary to ensure that correctional facilities are operated professionally. Oriana House has facilities in Summit, Cuyahoga, Seneca, and Erie counties and is proud to have twelve programs/facilities that are accredited by ACA.

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