Welcome to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio






Our Mission

The mission of the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio is to protect the public, employees and offenders while operating a cost effective detention center for Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas and Williams Counties.


The Corrections Commission of Northwest Ohio was formed in 1987 to oversee the construction and operation of the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio.  The five member jurisdictions of the Corrections Commission include Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas and Williams Counties.  The five member jurisdictions each have two representatives (county commissioner and sheriff) that serve on the ten member Commission.  The five member jurisdictions, along with two grant funded programs, proportionately share in the cost of operating the Corrections Center based upon the number of beds each is allocated.  The bed allocation is reviewed annually based on each member's estimate of beds needed.  The grant funded programs are the Incarceration Reduction Post Release Control and Regional Diversion Program.  The bed allocation breakout and proportionate cost share is as follows:

Jurisdiction Number of Beds Proportionate Cost Share
Defiance County 60 9.23%
Fulton County 55 8.46%
Henry County 37 5.69%
Lucas County 323 49.69%
Williams County 55 8.46%
Incarceration Reduction Post Release Control 40 6.15%
Regional Diversion Program 88 12.31%

The Regional Diversion Program is for the counties of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas and Williams to divert felony 4 and 5 non-violent, non-mandatory, non-sex offenders and community control violators from prison.  Funding is provided through a Community Corrections Act grant.

The Incarceration Reduction Post Release Control grant program is funded through the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction using 40 beds for those sanctioned for incarceration and may serve up to 270 days at CCNO versus prison.

Each member jurisdiction paid their proportionate share of the capital cost of construction of the facility (approximately $21.3 million).  The State of Ohio reimbursed $10.7 million or 50% of the total capital costs as an incentive to build regional jails.


CCNO is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA).  To retain ACA accreditation, CCNO undergoes an audit on all ACA standards every three years.  Yearly reports are also forwarded to the ACA to show continued compliance. 

CCNO is certified by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections Bureau of Adult Detention on all State of Ohio Jail Standards.  This inspection period is every five years.  The Bureau of Adult Detention audits CCNO every year on a portion of the minimum jail standards to monitor compliance.  To view the Ohio Jail Standards please click on the link provided.

Contact Information

Jim Dennis, Executive Director Extension 300
Dennis Sullivan, Director of Security & Operations Extension 200
Human Resources Extension 306
Offender Medical Care Extension 525
Substance Abuse Services Extension 540
Community Corrections Programs Extension 445
Electronic Monitoring/GPS/TAD Program Extension 445
Volunteer Programs Extension 406
Purchasing Extension 303
Media Information Extension 406
Commissary Extension 502
Postal address
03151 County Road 2425
          Stryker, Ohio  43557-9418
Electronic mail
General Information: ccnoregional@gmail.com
              This e-mail address is monitored Monday - Friday, excluding holidays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    This e-mail address is for business use only. E-mails are not forwarded to inmates. Please click on the Offender Information link above for information on how to contact an inmate.

This site was updated on February 13, 2017