The Lorain/Medina CBCF provides the Common Pleas Courts of the two participating counties with an economical, local alternative to state prison commitments for 102 male and 28 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.
The Lorain/Medina CBCF received the 2016 Cliff Skeen Award. The Clifford Skeen Award is presented annually to residential and non-residential programs in recognition of excellence in community corrections. The Clifford Skeen Award is a part of former Governor and former U.S. Senator Voinovich’s commitment to enhancing the quality of community corrections programs in Ohio. The award, first presented in 1993, is given in honor of the late eight-term Ohio legislator who sponsored Ohio’s Community Correction Legislation.
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: