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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction CBCF - Mahoning CCA

Community Corrections Association, Inc.

Community Corrections Association, Inc.


1507 Market Street
Youngstown, Ohio 44507


(330) 744-5143


(330) 742-8661

Chemical Dependency Program

An eight-week, 2 hour per day program which focuses on the many facets of the recovery process, inclusive of the disease process, cycle of addition of triggers, and introduction to the 12 step program through a group setting. In addition offenders participate in weekly individual sessions.

Relapse Prevention

An eight-week program which focuses on preventing relapse by further exploring triggers, warning signs and symptoms, and problem solving, as well as the use of sponsorship and home groups. Offenders are required to compile a relapse prevention plan which they can utilize to better ensure continued sobriety, in addition to addressing the need for changes in dietary patterns and positive recreational relaxation activities, alone and with family/support.

Drug and Alcohol Education and Prevention

A four-week program geared toward those offenders identified as chemical abusers as opposed to chemically dependent. The program focuses on the disease concept of dependency and educates participants on how to identify the differences between abuse, use and dependency of drugs/alcohol.

Cognitive/Behavioral Groups/Classes

Thinking for a Change

A twenty-two-session group which uses a curriculum of a problem-solving approach, embellished by both cognitive restructuring and social skills intervention. Participants learn basic cognitive skills which enable them to look at their thinking beliefs, attitudes and values critically and identify errors allowing for positive cognitive restructuring.

Cage your Rage (Anger Management)

A four-week group in which participants learn new, more positive ways to address anger and rage issues, allowing them to stay in control of their lives. The course explores the ABC’s of anger, common thinking mistakes, primary and secondary thoughts and emotions, as well as exploring past situations and new ways to deal with them.

Domestic Violence

An eight-week course based on the Deluth model, which addresses the offenders of domestic violence. Helps to identify and clarify what constitutes domestic violence and how appropriately deal with family situations without violence.


An eight-week course designed to educate participants in the areas of proper responsible parenting skills from birth through adulthood. Topics include the need for proper diet, sleep patterns during infancy through three years, and discipline versus abuse.

Sex Education

A four-hour session exploring anatomy, sexually-transmitted diseases, safe sex, responsible sex, and developing healthy relationships.


A two-hour session exploring and identifying signs, symptoms, causes and prevention of the transmission of HIV. In addition, topics covered include behaviors which put offenders at risk for the transmission of the disease.

Defensive Driving

Five on-site instructors have been certified through the National Safety Council. The six-hour course focuses on collision prevention through hazard recognition and application of collision avoidance techniques. In addition, the course looks at common driving violations that result in collisions and how to change driving habits to eliminate moving violations. The course allows offenders sanctioned through the courts to take remedial driving courses to fulfill this requirement.

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Employment/Adkins Life Skills

Vocational Planning

Three sessions explore “who” you are; skills, hobbies, etc.; and how they can relate to employment options. Apticom tests are administered to further identify possible areas of interest.

Job Readiness

A three-session group in which participants learn how to fill out applications, inclusive of common mistakes made while interviewing such as how to dress, appropriate interview skills and resume writing.

Job Retention

Designed to answer offender questions regarding situations with present employer. Explores possible opportunities of advancement and addresses how to maintain employment post-release.

Adult Basic Education

State-certified teachers assess individual offender skill levels and develop an individual education plan which addresses offender needs, inclusive of basic literacy and GED preparation, as well as assistance in applying for financial aid to attend technical/trade schools and or college.


Indoor activities include a recreational center, which offers a variety of fitness equipment, as well as a big screen television, ping- pong and pool tables. Within the unit, pool tables, board games, literature/magazines/newspapers are available.

Community Service Program

Each offender is required to complete a minimum of eight hours per week of community service. CCA works in conjunction with the local courts, as well as the Mahoning County Green Team. Vacant lots have been adopted which are maintained and beautified by CCA offenders.

Pre-Release Group

Composed of four sessions, to discuss issues of concern for offender/families about release required of the courts and APA.

Pre-Release Board

Offenders are required to go before a panel which is comprised of facility program staff, in conjunction with the Adult Parole Authority, in order to assure with that mandates imposed by the sentencing court, Adult Parole Authority, and Community Correction Association have been met.


The aftercare program consists of a four to eight-week period, depending on the needs of the offender, in order to make a smooth transition from residential treatment back to the community. During this time, offenders who have been released are monitored through weekly telephone and face to face sessions to ensure they are maintaining required treatment plans (i.e. employment, mental health appointments, support group meetings, abstinence, etc.).

Graduation Ceremony

Held quarterly to recognized offenders who successfully complete all treatment goals and recommendations of the court, Adult Parole Authority and the Community Correction Association. Each graduate wears a cap and gown, and receives a tassel. Each ceremony is celebrated with a special speaker and family.

Victim’s Impact Panel

Designed for victims of crimes to share their fears/feelings resulting from the criminal act they suffered, as well as to allow perpetrators of crimes to see the impact their actions have had on their lives.