This Week's Program was . .

Posted by Lori on May 21, 2024
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May 21, 2024 
Pictured is Jennifer Melvin, Facility Director of NEOCAP.
Jennifer Melvin came today to speak about NEOCAP, a community based correctional facility (CBCF) for women right here in Painesville. Their facility serves 5 counties: Trumbull, Ashtabula, Geauga, Portage, and Lake Counties. It is a front-end diversion program which Jennifer explained is a program where female offenders might be sentenced to NEOCAP instead of prison. They must assess the offenders prior to accepting them as clients and they do not accept all Judge recommendations. The program, depending on the offense is a 4 to 6 month program. The focus of NEOCAP is public safety and rehabilitation of the clients they receive. They make sure to assess and get them out in a timely fashion. They address both drug and mental health issues with the offenders in order to help them make better decisions on the outside. The facility is a public facility, so unlike prison, the clients must provide their own medical insurance although the stay at the facility is cost free to them. Crossroads Health and a grant allow them to provide some mental health services to some clients. Jennifer said, at last check NEOCAP has about a 70% success rate: 70% of the offenders have not committed any new crimes and have not been sent to prison. 
May 28, 2024 our speaker will be Erica Peake, Owner of OCD Home Solutions.  The meeting will be back in the barn after several weeks in the main house. 
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