Think Tank News in 2017

The Columbus Dispatch: New Delaware residential program offers hope for addicts

DELAWARE — The transition from prison to freedom can be jarring. One day, you’re in a jumpsuit and plastic sandals. The next day, you’re on the streets, free to make decisions — good or bad.Delaware County offers a variety of programs to help those with drug or mentalhealth issues ease back into productive lives. The most recent, Unity House, is the county’s first housing project for those just released from prison or jail... To read more, click here


The Columbus Dispatch: Luncheon Spreads Message that Not All Offenders Fit in the Same Basket

Marcia White is neither proud nor ashamed that she killed her abusive husband.

“It is an unfortunate fact about my life, but nonetheless, I did commit a violent act,” White said. Standing in the Statehouse Atrium Tuesday afternoon, she was one of five speakers — either victims of crime or formerly incarcerated Ohioans — who spoke at the R3 Legislative Luncheon. The three Rs stand for rehabilitation, restoration and redemption... To read more, click here


Catholic News Service: Ohio think tank gives people a much-needed voice in overcoming poverty 

NEWARK, Ohio (CNS) -- For Tonya and Chuck Cooper, family isn't just those who share their last name. When it comes to helping people in need, the couple often sets an extra plate at the dinner table for someone without food, offers a night's rest to someone without a bed or readily provides a lift to the doctor's office for a neighbor whose car broke down.

"We share a community. We share a town," Chuck told Catholic News Service in late December... To read more, click here