Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction








FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                SEPTEMBER 10, 2009



State Prisons Director to Release Follow Up Review of Cincinnati Volunteers of America/Southern Ohio Rehabilitation Treatment Services Progress Report


(Columbus) Today, Director Terry J. Collins of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) will release the progress report regarding the Southern Ohio Rehabilitation Treatment Services, previously known as the Cincinnati Volunteers of America (VOA).  Earlier this year, Director Collins commissioned an Executive Committee to review policies and procedures at the Cincinnati VOA, along with the events and facts surrounding the placement and discharge of Anthony Kirkland at the facility.  The Executive Committee submitted a report of its findings on March 27, 2009 which required an additional follow up report on the progress at the halfway house.


The progress report will be available at 1:00 p.m. today at the following address:  http://www.drc.ohio.gov/Public/press.htm 


For more information, please contact the DRC Public Information Office at (614) 752-1150.