Christopher R. McDowell has been named chairman of River City Correctional Center’s governing board. During his term, McDowell will be charged with helping River City carry out its mission of assisting residents in recognizing and overcoming substance abuse dependency and other obstacles preventing them from leading happy, full, and productive lives.
The River City Correctional Center is one of 18 community-based correctional centers in Ohio. Community-based correctional centers are an alternative to prison with the primary purpose of rehabilitation for non-violent, felony offenders. The River City Correctional Center can accommodate 220 residents. The average length of stay is five months, depending upon the treatment needs of the individual. The maximum length of stay is six months. Residents may receive a variety of services during their stay at River City, including chemical dependency treatment, educational and employment assistance. To date, over 1,000 residents have received their GED degree.
Christopher’s practice focuses on criminal and commercial-related litigation as well as real estate transactions. This work includes all levels and all stages of criminal and civil proceedings.