2024 Cuyahoga County Reentry Week

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April 21, 2024 - April 27, 2024



The Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry and its community partners are proud to present Reentry Week 2024: Returning Home. Creating Wellness. Rebuilding Community. We are dedicated to raising awareness in our community about the many barriers faced by justice impacted individuals and their families. Each year our events and programs take on a holistic look into the effect and impact of incarceration on family units and communities. There is a large focus on events that highlight juvenile justice, adult restoration, and the many resources available for a successful reintegration. We are extremely excited to amplify the voices of the reentry community!

Questions: Chamomile Hendricks | 216-698-3437 | cuyahoga-reentry@jfs.ohio.gov

Reentry Week Events

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Monday, April 22, 2024

Support from Inside and Out:

Youth and Family Reentry Resource Fair

Join us for a collaborative event with The Ohio Department of Youth Services, MAGNET, and other community partners aimed at supporting families and youth navigating the complexities of the juvenile justice system. Our Youth and Family Reentry Resource Fair is designed to create a supportive environment for youth currently incarcerated, previously incarcerated, or at risk of incarceration, along with their families, where they can find guidance, resources, and hope. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with knowledgeable experts who can answer questions and provide valuable insight into the legal system, while discovering essential resources to support their journey and gain access to information about STEM educational and career opportunities for youth. Don't miss the opportunity to engage in fun hands-on activities, mini workshops covering crucial topics such as juvenile bind over, workforce development, and pathways to rehabilitation.

Registration Encouraged HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YouthFamilyReentryResourceFair

If you would like to serve as a resource vendor to our youth population at this event please complete this Registration Form: by April 12, 2024

Time: 4pm-8pm

Location: MAGNET (1800 East 63rd Street, Cleveland Ohio, 44103)


Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Sweep Through the Market:

A Culinary Quest for Change

Join us at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank's renowned Community Resource Center Market for an exhilarating culinary event like no other! Teams of talented chefs will showcase their creativity, ingenuity, and culinary expertise as they tackle challenges and cooking limitations to craft a three- course meal with the everyday family in mind. Witness the magic unfold as these culinary masters sweep through the market and demonstrate how much can be achieved with minimal resources. From innovative techniques to resourceful ingredient substitutions, prepare to be amazed by the delectable dishes created right before your eyes. As the teams race against the clock to impress our panel of esteemed judges, you'll have the opportunity to experience the excitement and energy of this live cooking competition. Don't miss this chance to taste the flavors of creativity and celebrate the power of culinary originality.

Registration REQUIRED HERE: https://forms.office.com/g/M6KGyfyguu by April 12, 2024

Time: 2pm-4pm

Location: Greater Cleveland Food Bank Community Resource Center (15500 S Waterloo, Cleveland, Ohio 44110)


Wednesday, April 24, 2024

A Day In The Life:

A True Life Sentence

A Day In the Life shows through live performance, the impact of collateral consequences on individuals and their families while navigating reentry. Writers and performers will depict their real-life experiences in seeking employment, housing, and volunteering. Walk with us through these riveting examples of needless barriers that continue to keep people confined in a so-called “free” society. See that they are not the only ones impacted, their families and the community are impacted as well. Learn how you can help advocate to remove these unnecessary barriers from our expert panelists.

Registration Encouraged HERE: https://forms.office.com/g/QLicP6apda

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Doors open at 6pm

Location: Urban Community School (4909 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44102)


Friday, April 26, 2024

Charles R. See Forum

Please join Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) at the City Club of Cleveland for the annual Charles R See Forum on Reentry. The annual forum, which is endowed thanks to several generous donors, honors See’s 44 years at LMM and brings attention to current issues in the field of criminal justice. LMM is excited to share that the 2024 Charles R See Forum on Reentry’s keynote speaker is Yusuf Dahl, Fair Chance Housing Advocate. Each year, a keynote speaker is featured at the forum to spread awareness around criminal legal system reform and to share about their work and/or lived experience with reentry.

Visit www.cityclub.org to Purchase Tickets or Register to Watch Online

Time: 11am-1pm
Doors open at 11:15am
Online viewing begins at 12:00pm

Location: The City Club of Cleveland (1317 Euclid Ave., Suite 100, Cleveland, Ohio 44115)


Friday, April 26, 2024

Networking Mixer

Calling all Reentry Week 2024 partners, vendors, and participants! Join us for an enriching networking mixer at EDWINS Too as we gather like-minded individuals and organizations for an evening of relaxation and camaraderie. This exclusive event is your chance to connect with fellow community members that are deeply committed to supporting successful reentry in Cuyahoga County. You will have the ability to share insight, best practices, and resources while forging valuable connections that can amplify our collective impact on reentry initiatives. As we come together to celebrate Reentry Week, let's seize this opportunity to strengthen our networks, exchange ideas, and explore new avenues for collaboration. Your participation in this mixer is instrumental in fostering a supportive community dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey toward a brighter future.

Members of the Reentry Community will receive a special invite!

Location: EDWINS Too (13220 Shaker Square, Cleveland, Ohio 44120)


Saturday, April 27, 2024

Fresh Start Fair:

Your Path to a Better Record, Employment and Resources

Join us for the Fresh Start Fair, a community event dedicated to helping individuals take charge of their futures, where we are empowering individuals with opportunities for a healthier, brighter future. Discover pathways to expungement and/record sealing, explore job opportunities with employers eager to offer second chances, and connect with vital community resources. It's a one-stop event to kickstart positive change and embrace new beginnings.

Registration is Encouraged HERE: https://forms.office.com/g/BuqBFzwhJJ

If you would like to serve as a resource vendor or employer at this event please complete this registration form: 2024 Reentry Week Fresh Start Fair Employment, Expungement and Resources Vendor Registration Form (google.com) by April 12, 2024

Time: 1pm-4pm

Location: John F. Kennedy High School (15111 Miles Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44128)



We would like to sincerely thank all of our community partners and sponsors for their role in making Reentry Week 2024 a huge success!


  • Building Freedom Ohio
  • City of Cleveland
  • Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
  • Cleveland State University College of Law- Pardon, Clemency & Reentry Clinic
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Cuyahoga County Office of the Public Defender
  • Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department
  • EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute
  • Enterprise Community Partners
  • Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Greater Cleveland Food Bank
  • Healthcare Sector Partnership
  • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
  • LegalWorks
  • Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
  • MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network
  • MetroHealth
  • Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless
  • Northern Ohio Recovery Association
  • Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
  • Ohio Department of Youth Services
  • Ohio Guidestone
  • OhioMeansJobs|Cleveland-Cuyahoga County
  • Passages
  • Reach Success, Inc.
  • Towards Employment
  • West Side Catholic Center
  • Zeta Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.