Transition Center is a viable alternative to incarceration available
for offenders referred by the criminal justice system, which provides
appropriate programming, services and close monitoring in a professional
residential setting to improve the offender's sense of responsibility
while reintegrating into the community as a productive citizen.
Adult male felony offenders; Male Transitional Control offenders
• Sex offenders (prosecuted or not)
• History of arson
• Mental health issues/medications
• Violent offense (current charge)
Transition Center is a halfway house specifically designed to provide
housing and other related services for convicted felons upon their
release from various institutions. C.T.C. opened its doors in October
1997 in Lancaster, Ohio and serves the Southeastern region.
Transition Center believes in an individual approach to each case
and uses that philosophy as a basis to assist clients with their
needs. Many clients come to Community Transition Center with a myriad
of issues that need attention. A comprehensive assessment of those
needs is completed during the intake process. Clients complete in-house
programming as well as receiving referrals to outside agencies when
their needs are not within the scope of programming available at
Community Transition Center.
vast majorities of clients have been involved in traditional substance
abuse programming and are well aware of what working a program of
recovery means. Most clients have participated in institutional
programming or in-patient rehabilitation programs in the community.
Although most clients come to this program directly from an institution,
some have been released to the community but have relapsed to their
previous drug of choice and placed at Community Transition Center
in lieu of jail time.
Transition Center also has programming available for behavior-based
crimes not relevant to drug or alcohol use. Clients will participate
in a number of groups focusing on their previous behavior and how
to change their thinking patterns for more positive results.
Transition Center strives to make the services offered help agencies
to better serve offenders and the community. If at anytime you have
questions, please feel free to contact one of our friendly and courteous
• ODADAS certified for both Halfway House and out-patient
• Currently utilizing a substance abuse program
designed by the University of Cincinnati and approved by the
Deparmtent of Rehabilitation
and Corrections to address the needs of those abusing alcohol or
Currently utilizing the Thinking For A Change model offered through
the National Institute of Corrections
to help offenders change their thinking patterns and lead a pro-social
• 12 Step recovery meeting (AA/NA) – at least two per
151 E. Hubert St.
P.O. Box 11
Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone (740) 689-1200
Fax (740) 689-0191
– (740) 689-1200 X 102