P.O. Box 1414, Youngstown, Ohio 44501

Changing the way we think to change the way we live....

About Us

We are a nonprofit organization focused on ending mass incarceration and reducing recidivism by sharing our "Life Skills Re-entry Groups" necessary for successful re-entry of the Re-turning Citizen.  Our strategy is to offer strategically designed sessions  to the individuals while incarcerated that employs a change in the thought process (Cognitive Behavior) which is necessary for life-long freedom.

In the community, we offer relevant services for the formerly incarcerated individual, families, loved ones and the community.  These services provides an evolutionary continuum for participants that supports the bond for healthy relationships and stronger communities.

This organization was founded on the lived experience and successful re-entry of the Director --24 years free.  


Who so ever will...are welcome!

  1. In the Institution....

        10 week Strategic Programmed  Re-Entry Groups that focus on Cognitive Behavioral Distortions of the criminal thought processes that lead to convictions and how changing that cognition can assist in long-term freedom. (Education, participation, and skills for societal navigation upon release).

        2. In the Community....

         Resume writing, Job search-leads, re-entry coaching,  assistance with CQE (Certificate of Qualification for Employment,  Ohio Revised Code 2953.25) for Re-turning Citizens, Family assistance with visitation, "Supporting a Loved One in Prison" discussion groups, community awareness and project groups.

       3. For Us All....

        Grassroots organizing , Leadership development, Popular civic education, Power Analysis, Community & Ally building, campaign development, community mobilization.

Successful Re-entry and family re-unification.  Actual family in Omaha that YCRO traveled to support

Get Involved

Do you have a loved one in prison and want to be more involved but don't have the financial or physical means? Are you passionate about what we're doing to end mass incarceration and reduce recidivism? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Join us and help to empower lives and restore communities.

Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

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Youngstown Community Restorative Organization

P.O. Box 1414, Youngstown, Ohio 44501

(330) 330-5353


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday  - Closed

Sunday - Trumbull Correctional Institution  2 pm -3:30 pm