Real Help for Clark County Returning Citizens
and Individuals involved in the Criminal Justice System

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About Opportunities for New Direction (OND)

Opportunities for New Direction (OND) is a division of OIC of Clark County, a non-profit organization.  OND's mission in the Springfield and Clark County community is to provide vocational training, work readiness and education to help reduce recidivism, to returning citizens and to individuals with criminal backgrounds who have never been to prison.  Some of the services offered through OND are: job readiness training, referrals, computer skills training and job placement.
Click here to see the Training and Vocational Programs  that are available for those that meet the qualifications.

Opportunities for New Direction (OND)  
Frequently Asked Questions

Who can OND help?

In the past decade, OND has trained and helped hundreds of returning citizens to become employed and productive citizens in Clark County.
***Individuals with a past criminal background
***Individuals whose probation or parole officers have made it part of their community control to require participation
***Individuals referred by local judges as part of their sentencing
***Individuals who feel they need our assistance

Can OND help find me a job?

 OND provides:
Vocational Skills Training that leads to higher paying jobs once you have received your Credentials or Certification.

When and how can I get started?

Call for an appointment: 937-322-2522 
Bring the following to your first appointment/meeting:

•Photo ID
•Birth Certificate
•Social Security Card

Where is OND Located?

Opportunities For New Direction
98 N. Bechtle Ave.
Phone: 937-322-2522
Fax: 937-322-2531

Helpful Resource Links:

Ohio Programs:
Ohio DRC Re-Entry Home Page -State home page for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) Reentry Services

Ohio County Programs:
Clark County DRC MUSCLE Program: M.U.S.C.L.E. Making Use of Services Can Lead to Empowerment
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Reentry Resource Guide Clark County
Montgomery County Re-Entry
Montgomery County DRC MUSCLE Program:  M.U.S.C.L.E. Making Use of Services Can Lead to Empowerment
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Reentry Resource Guide Montgomery County

National Programs and Information:
Federal Bonding Program - A Department of Labor program providing Fidelity Bonds that guarantee honesty for “at-risk”, hard-to-place job seekers. The bonds cover the first six months of employment. There is no cost to the job applicant or the employer.
NIPFN - The National Incarcerated Parents and Families Network
Re-Entry Reference Library at the NCJRS

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98 North Bechtle Ave.
Springfield, OH