Youth In Transition

In 2014, CLC expanded its advocacy to serve youth returning to society from out of home placement. CLC provides these youth with direct service including legal representation and education advocacy, advocacy for policy changes to better serve the youth, and acceptance of referrals from the Youth who are currently receiving reentry services, Department of Youth Services, local courts and social service agencies throughout the state of Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

CLC has taken a different approach to youth reentry and not only focuses on kids in the juvenile justice system, but also assists with reentry planning for youth aging out of foster care, at risk youth, youth in residential treatment facilities and any youth that have been exposed to out of home placement. Our holistic approach to youth and their families has been pivotal to the successful reintegration of youth in society.


Short documentary: "I'm Coming home"

Four Ohio youth, Drew, Lance, Allen and MJ, share their experiences in trying to reintegrate back to their neighborhoods and families after being removed by court order. This documentary highlights their struggles and calls for the community to work collectively to support their transition to adulthood and help them achieve success

“Having the opportunity to work with youth in our reentry project has been an eye opening experience. These kids are at a critical juncture in their lives and we have the unique opportunity to help them turn in a positive direction by overcoming obstacles and exceeding expectations. It is our responsibility as a community to welcome our youth back with open arms.”
— Garien Gatewood, Youth Re-entry Advocate

FY2016 Program Statistics