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Directors Hall, Plouck Celebrate Program that Helps Inmates Find Sanctuary from Addiction

Posted on 9/21/2012 by in ODMH ODADAS Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction OASIS Therapeutic Community Addiction Treatment

By Ashley González
ODMH Public Information Officer

“We need to bottle what you have here and spread it all over the state …,” ODADAS Director Orman Hall told attendees at the 20th anniversary celebration of the OASIS Men’s Therapeutic Community, which was held Sept. 10 at the Pickaway Correctional Institution.

The mission of the OASIS (Our Awareness of Self Increases Success) program, which is a partnership between ODADAS and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and housed at PCI, is to help its participants break the cycle of addiction and crime.

Photo: ODMH Director Tracy Plouck and ODADAS Director Orman Hall join Gary Mohr (right), director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, for the 20th anniversary celebration of the OASIS Men's Therapeutic Community.

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ODADAS/ODMH Joint Fiscal Staff on the Money with Consolidation Progress – Part 2

Posted on 9/11/2012 by in ODMH ODADAS Consolidation

By Ashley González
ODMH Public Information Officer

In August, I sat down with ODADAS Fiscal Chief Rosaland Gatewood-Tye and ODMH Fiscal Chief Dalon Myricks to gain their perspective about the consolidation of the fiscal departments from both agencies, which began in October 2011. In the second part of this two-part series, the two fiscal leaders gauge their progress and give advice to the leaders of other divisions who have more recently begun consolidation efforts.

Part 2:
Ashley: How much progress has been made in the consolidation of the two fiscal divisions?

Rosaland: Because we have been together so long, and we have already had the opportunity to look at the operations of how each department handles functions, we have already previously done a lot of work where we started to identify what would be the best practice, and now we’ve had the opportunity to kind of work side by side. So now as the larger consolidation groups are rolling out their inventory and their processes, we’re pretty much at the end of identifying what’s going to be the best way that this happens. So we’ve been able to really have a huge benefit of spending time together because now we’re at that point where we can pretty much just put down the recommendation is going to be on how do we function as one department.

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