Franklin County Reentry Coalition - Franklin Together
MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Franklin County Reentry Coalition is to develop strong collaborative community and professional partnerships that will empower and support formerly incarcerated individuals and their families to reduce recidivism and encourage them to become contributing members of the community. Our vision is for all formerly incarcerated individuals to successfully reintegrate into the community and remain free.
Even with the strong history of collaboration and innovation in Franklin County, the needs among citizens reentering the community after a stay of incarceration are great. Our success in lessening the burden of reentry on formerly incarcerated individuals, while maintaining our community’s safety and economy, depends on the collaborative work of professional and community agencies and individuals. Much work remains, but we are confident that we can reach our goals. The Franklin County Reentry Coalition has been fortunate to have support from government, courts, faith communities, nonprofits, and community members. We know that we can go further, together.
The Franklin County Reentry Coalition has been established after a 9 month long strategic planning process that included over 50 community stakeholders. The Coalition hopes to engage even more people and agencies in order to improve reentry support for reentrants and their families. Our goal is to meet monthly and develop task forces that would meet as-needed to address the priorities identified in the strategic plan.
Our Advisory Board:
Adult Probation, Chief Dan Hoover
Behavioral Health Representative - Kelly Goshen, Keystone Rural Health
County Administrator, Carrie Gray
Employment Representative - Jon Raber, South Central Community Action Programs
Faith-based Community Representative - Sally Wadel, Salem United Brethren
Housing Representative - Craig Newcomer - Maranatha Ministries
Jail Warden, Bill Bechtold
Member At Large - Kim Eaton, Day Reporting Center