Reentry News & Updates | February 2022

Vanita Nevis is back on the Brown Couch in 2022! This time she's sitting down with the whole ARCH team!

In Episode Seven of the Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis, our host invites Wendy Tarr - Executive Director; Dana Davis - Business Network Manager; and Sarah O'Donnell - Communications & Operations Management to her couch to discuss what ARCH is all about. 


Additional Local Reentry Events and Updates



Monthly OALRC Meetings | Ohio Assoc. of Local Reentry Coalition Leaders & Partners

3rd Monday @ 11AM on Zoom | Monday, February 28th @ 11AM

Local Ohio reentry coalition members, reentry advocates/practitioners and community members are invited to monthly OALRC's meetings to share in the creation, advancement, and communication among Ohio's reentry efforts.This month's main discussion topic is grant funding experiences/challenges for coalitions. In addition, these meetings always have ODRC Office of Reentry staff present. There will also be a legislative update.These monthly meetings are a time for connecting and collaborating. Each month attendees work together to address reentry needs and/or trainings that may be helpful in the work they are doing day in and day out.

Zoom Link


Do you know a young adult between the ages 18-24 within Columbus, Ohiowho is not working nor in-school? Youth Over Us In, Franklin County YouthBuild is accepting applications TODAY!Call: 614-425-0238 or 614-312-1382


The Business Case for Bail Reform

March 9th at 1PM EST

On March 9th the Responsible Business Initiative for Justice is convening a virtual panel on bail and pre-trial release. Information is below, as well as a link to register!Join the Responsible Business Initiative as we highlight businesses’ commitment to reforming bail practices, featuring national experts and Ohio-based business voices talking about the opportunity to unwind harmful practices this year and beyond in the state.


  • Felicia Williams, Macy’s Inc. Senior Vice President | CEO Action

  • Joe DeLoss, CEO, Hot Chicken Takeover (Columbus, OH)

  • Ken Oliver, Executive Director,

  • Michele Worobiec, Former Municipal Magistrate/Acting Judge, Former Policy Counsel, Ohio Supreme Court

  • Micah Derry, Bail Reform Campaign Director, Arnold Ventures


FREE Crime Victims' Rights in Ohio Post Mary's Law Training

Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center

March 10, 2022 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm This event will be held virtually on the platform Zoom. The link to attend this event will be sent through Eventbrite to those who have registered.


OCVJC Victims’ Rights Training is a FREE four- hour comprehensive, multi-disciplinary training that informs trainees about the legal rights of victims and the ethical obligations of those assisting them. The training includes a focus on access to justice for crime victims. Many of these rights have changed with the passage of 2017’s Issue 1, Marsy’s Law. This training will update criminal justice system officials and related professionals on these changes to victims’ constitutional and statutory rights.


This is a cross disciplinary training. Law enforcement, courts, prosecutors, advocates, medical personnel, social workers, counselors, and others who serve crime victims.3.5 CLE credits (2.5 professional conduct and 1 general) and 3.75 CEU/CPE credits available