COVID-19 Resources for the Justice-Involved
These resources help in navigating the new normal under COVID-19 for returning neighbors and families of the incarcerated. Start with this short, informative webinar (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O85Rquy7C8Q) and go from there. For more up-to-date information about how you can assist churches' responses during the COVID-19 pandemic, go to COVIDchurchaid.org.
- ODRC COVID-19 Reentry Resource Information Guide
- Caring for the Justice-Involved During COVID-19
- Franklin County COVID-19 Re-Entry Resources
- Lucas County Covid-19 Re-Entry Resources
- ODRC Office of Reentry Contact List
- ODRC Office of Reentry Map
- Ohio Coalition Homelessness and Housing Hotels and Motels Willing Help During Dovid-19
- Reentry Recovery Housing Options During Covid-19
- All In Community COVID-19 Pandemic Grant Information
West Ohio uses trainings based in restorative justice, cultural competency, and community engagement best practices as foundations for equipping AIC churches to respond restoratively to the devastating effects of crime and incarceration in each church’s mission field. Each training is designed to develop relationally healing ministers and embed restorative practices in congregational cultures. Specific trainings include caring for victims, engaging with local correctional agencies, and mentoring with justice-involved persons.
AIC trainings are available at several district leadership training days, Lay Servant Ministry training weekends, and upon request.
Upcoming equipping opportunities include the following Live Video Chats:
Family Resilience & Fatherhood: Why Dads are Key to Healthy Communities on Thursday, AUgust 20th @ Noon on Zoom. More information available here.
Pandemic Mentoring: Self-care & Setting Appropriate Expectations on Thursday, September 17th @ Noon on Zoom. More information available here.
Podcasts & Webinars
AIC podcasts provide perspectives on ministry with people impacted by crime and incarceration. Podcasts are 15-30 minute conversations featuring clergy, laity, and criminal justice professionals and practitioners. Webinars provide 30-45 minute training sessions on effective ministry best practices and engagement with populations involved in the criminal justice system.
Speakers & Trainers
All In Community offers a variety of experienced speakers for pulpit supply and events. Each speaker brings their own unique perspective for ministry with justice-involved persons. Some speaker are available across the conference and others are district-based. Trainers are available for the Healing Communities framework and for cultural competency. A downloadable PDF list of speakers and trainers is available here.
All In Community Conference Team
The AIC Conference Team consists of clergy and laity with personal and professional experience in prevention, jail, prison, reentry, advocacy and victim support ministries. The team members serve as resources and organizers within the district they represent. They also work collaboratively to advance the mission and vision of All In Community across the West Ohio Conference. Members provide specialized training to local churches in their area of expertise and coaching/mentoring with peers.