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Ohio RECLAIM Reports

n 1993, a House Bill was passed in the State of Ohio that created the Reasoned and Equitable Community and Local Alternatives to the Incarceration of Minors (RECLAIMOhio) Program. The RECLAIM program was designed to divert youth from the Ohio Department of Youth Services (DYS) by keeping them in the community. In order to prevent youth from going to DYS, the availability of programming had to be increased at the local level (i.e. county level). RECLAIM funding would thus be used to create and implement local programs to target juvenile criminality and other antisocial behaviors.