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WSOS programs get Best Practice award

Ohio VETS program and the Juvenile Re-entry project of the After School Program both operated by WSOS Community Action Commission each have received a Best Practice award.
According to a news release, representatives from both programs, including staff, participants and partners as well as other WSOS staff, attended an awards luncheon in Columbus last week. The award is presented each year by The John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies.
The Best Practices award recognizes and honors “proven innovative and effective programs, projects, processes, procedures or strategies that member community action agencies have participated in to serve its communities,” the news release stated. The award is a collaboration of OACAA and the John Glenn Institute for Public Policy and Public Service of The Ohio State University. WSOS is a member of OACAA, and submitted the program for consideration.
While funding for the Ohio VETS program ended, the successful operation of that program assisted WSOS in securing other funding that provides assistance to veterans and their families who live in Lucas County.
The Juvenile Re-entry initiative is part of a larger program that WSOS collaborated with the Sandusky County Juvenile Court to help secure funding to assist those youth already in the court system or at risk of becoming involved to develop skills to keep them out of the court system.
Since the award has been established, WSOS programs have earned more than 11 Best Practice awards from this group while another two programs have earned honorable mention awards from this group, the release stated.
For more information on any of the services provided by WSOS, call 419-334-8911 or toll free 1-800-775-9767, email at info@wsos.org, visit the website at www.wsos.org, or head to the group’s Facebook and Twitter.

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