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Perfect National Accreditation Scores for all Oriana House Programs

For Immediate Release: August 11, 2016
Contact: Christina Deibel or Linda Weyandt: (330) 535-8116

Oriana House, Inc., is proud to announce that all of its eligible community corrections programs have achieved perfect scores on their national reaccreditation audits through the American Correctional Association (ACA). Oriana House has eight ACA contracts that cover 13 residential facilities and the electronic monitoring program.

“The fact that all of these Oriana House programs have met 100% of the mandatory and non-mandatory standards of the national benchmark for corrections is extraordinary,” said Bernie Rochford, Oriana House executive vice president. “The procedures, documentation, programming, client interaction, staff experience, outcomes, facilities, and so much more are all scrutinized by a team of ACA auditors. The process ensures that day-in and day-out our staff are adhering to best practices in our goal to provide best outcomes.”

ACA accreditations are all on three year cycles for reaccreditation. The audit process involves on-site visits to each facility, for each shift, by ACA auditors who review hundreds of standards, meet with Oriana House staff, and interview clients in all programs.

Oriana House has facilities in Summit, Cuyahoga, Seneca, Erie, Huron, Sandusky counties, that operate halfway house and community based correctional programs and nonresidential supervision services. Oriana House’s most recent 100% ACA reaccreditations were awarded at the ACA annual conference in Boston on August 6, 2016. The facilities receiving those were the CROSSWAEH Community Based Correctional Facility in Tiffin (male and female), the Lake Erie Community Corrections Center in Sandusky, the Judge Nancy R. McDonnell Community Based Correctional Facility in Cleveland, the Fannie M. Lewis Community Corrections & Treatment Center in Cleveland, and the Oriana House Reentry Center in Cleveland.

Oriana House, Inc., is a private, non-profit agency that started in Akron in 1981. In addition to community corrections, the agency also operates sober-living apartments in Akron, the substance abuse treatment services at the Summit County ADM Board, Rigel Recovery Services for opiate specific treatment in Akron and Tiffin, and the North Star Neighborhood Reentry Resource Center in Cleveland. Anyone in need of substance abuse treatment in Summit County can call the ADM Crisis Center at 330-996-7730, and in Seneca County, call Rigel Recovery Services at 567-220-7018.

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