The Ohio Risk Assessment System (ORAS)
is a dynamic risk/needs assessment system used with adult offenders.
ORAS provides the Courts, Probation Departments, CBCFs and others
with an effective assessment tool to determine appropriate sanctions
and interventions for individual offenders. Based on that
information, effective case plans can be developed and services
tailored to address individual needs.
Based on the ORAS, the following classes may be part of a resident's program plan at the CBCF:
Criminal and Addictive Thinking
Thinking for a Change
Drug and Alcohol Education
Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model
Community Based Correctional Facilities (CBCFs) are
residential programs that provide comprehensive programming
for offenders on felony probation. CBCFs provide a wide
range of programming addressing offender needs such
as chemical dependency, education, employment, and family
relationships. A Facility Governing Board, comprised
of appointees of local Common Pleas Court Judges and County Commissioners, is responsible for
oversight of the facility.
The Lorain/Medina C.B.C.F. provides the Common Pleas Courts of the two participating counties with an economical, local alternative to state prison commitments for 62 male and 18 female, adult, felony offenders. The goal of the facility is to provide a range of services that will offer each resident the best opportunity to successfully reintegrate into their home community. The first male resident was admitted in November, 1997 and the first female resident was admitted in October, 2005. The CBCF has been accredited by the American Correctional Association since 2003.