Each office in the Northern District of Ohio conducts an Orientation Program for new offenders, on a set date during the month. Each Orientation Program lasts approximately one to two (2) hours and is mandatory for all new offenders. A significant other or one (1) adult family member is also welcome to attend.
The first of half of the Orientation Program has been designed to provide new offenders with an overview of what they can expect while on supervision with the Northern District of Ohio and explains to them some of the policies and requirements of the district. In addition, offenders are encouraged to ask any questions they may have regarding their supervision.
For those offices offering it, the second half of the program is designed to familiarize new offenders with resources available within the community, which they may find useful in their re-entry into the community. This part of the program is presented by representatives of the various agencies within the community.
Prior to the Orientation Program, usually at intake, each new offender is given an Orientation Packet, which contains information and forms which will be relevant to their supervision. Offenders can also access the information in the Orientation Packet by following this link.