Welcome to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio
Case Managers at CCNO conduct individual offender orientations in which the offender is advised of the charges that brought them to CCNO. Additionally, they are informed about facility rules, mail, commissary and earned credit. The offender is encouraged to participate in various rehabilitation programs to include obtaining their GED, substance abuse education and treatment programs, library services, various religious services, self-help education programs, and work programs that are available.
All Case Managers have similar responsibilities to include inspecting and delivering offender mail, determining credit time, researching holders issued, providing counseling, reviewing and updating the offender's case file, working with the 20 courts that CCNO houses offenders for, scheduling visits, helping with disciplinary procedures, accepting and releasing offender property, referring an offender to medical for psychological or medical needs, providing information on the facility rules, assisting the offender in obtaining clothing if indigent, making recommendations in regards to an offender's classification, escort offenders to the library on a weekly basis and arranging for emergency furloughs in the event of a death in their family.
While assigned to an offender unit, each Case Manager has a variety of different responsibilities. One Case Manager is responsible for assigning 60 to 75 offenders to work in the kitchen, laundry, maintenance and cleaning departments. Another Case Manager is responsible for assigning approximately 30 to 55 offenders depending on the season to work in the community through the public works program caring for parks, cemeteries, fairgrounds and other non-profit or governmental property. Other Case Managers may oversee offenders in a unit where there is emphasis on treatment programs. Each Case Manager has an additional duty that may involve contacting courts for clarification of court paperwork, flagging offender workers in the computer system and determining restitution hours.
Case Managers are the offender's liaison to other CCNO departments and the outside world. The emphasis is keeping offenders informed and working with CCNO staff to encourage change and proper behavior.
A typical day for a Case Manager begins with obtaining and reviewing the offender roster. New offenders assigned to the unit are identified for the purpose of conducting offender orientations. Case Managers will meet, one-to-one, with an offender to discuss their cases or any concerns they may have. Commissary orders, visitation requests and written requests to staff are then addressed. The afternoon involves mail inspection, mail delivery and meeting with offenders.
This site was updated on February 26, 2013