Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2002
(Columbus)- On July
12, 1972, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction was established
as an independent state agency pursuant to House Bill 494 of the 109th
General Assembly. Today, DRC
invited back former Directors and other staff to commemorate its 30th
The event, held at the
Corrections Training Academy in Orient, began at 8:45 a.m. with a special
recognition ceremony paying tribute to many of DRC’s pioneer leaders.
The afternoon session featured informational forums presented by key DRC
staff on building community relationships, effective mentoring and leaving a
“This is a very exciting time to be a part of
this agency,” explained DRC Director Reginald A. Wilkinson.
“This dynamic event presents us with the perfect opportunity to examine
and revisit our past, which in turn, will help us to ensure continued success
for our future.”
The DRC 30th Anniversary Event also
featured a video message form Governor Bob Taft and former Governor John
Gilligan, the DRC chorus, a visual timeline, a documentary of the Department,
and decades full of artifacts that portray the growth of corrections in Ohio.