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Circle for Recovery Ohio (CFRO)

The Circle for Recovery Programs (CFRO) are located in and administered by a total of nine Urban Minority Alcohol and Drug Addiction Outreach Programs (UMADAOPs) across the state of Ohio. The objective of the Circle for Recovery programs is to prevent relapse of chemical dependency and criminal recidivism among primarily African-American adult parolees. Relapse prevention services for the Circle of Recovery Programs include: employment/vocational training; GED/education; health education including AIDS/HIV/STD education; relationship education; peer support; violence prevention; and crisis intervention services.

Background: The original six Circles for Recovery Programs began operating in SFY 2002 and are administered by UMADAOPs in the following counties: Hamilton; Lorain; Lucas; Montgomery; Richland; and Trumbull. An additional three Circle for Recovery Programs, located in UMADAOPs in Allen, Franklin, and Summit Counties were funded for the first time in SFY 2006.

Program Sites: CFRO Programs are currently being operated at the following UMADAOPs:

  1. Akron
  2. Cincinnati
  3. Columbus
  4. Dayton
  5. Lima
  6. Lorain
  7. Mansfield
  8. Toledo
  9. Cleveland