Welcome to STAR

Welcome to the STAR Community Justice Center located in Franklin Furnace, Ohio.

The STAR Community Justice Center is a 250 bed American Correctional Association (ACA) accredited male and female Community Based Correctional Facility (CBCF) and one of nineteen such facilities in the State of Ohio.

A Community Based Correctional Facility is a local alternative to prison with the primary purpose of rehabilitation of non-violent, felony offenders in the nine primary counties that STAR serves.













STAR Community Justice Center’s Facility Governing Board is accepting resumes for the position of the Executive Director of said facility which is located at 4696 Gallia Pike, Franklin Furnace, Ohio.

The salary for said position will be commensurate with the Executive Director position for other Ohio community-based correctional facilities consistent with the applicant’s qualifications, education, training and experience.

Applications shall be accepted for a period of thirty days, unless extended for a period of an additional thirty days at the discretion of the Chairman of the Facility Governing Board.

Applicants must submit a cover letter specifically addressing how his or her qualifications meet the posted qualifications, a resume/curriculum vitae, and an unofficial transcript from any and all institutions of higher education which the applicant attended, including but not limited to the educational institution from which the applicant attained an undergraduate degree and any and/all additional degrees attained from any institution of higher education.  Also, please provide the name and telephone number of at least two professional references.

A background check will be required prior to hire.  Also, official transcripts will be required and must be submitted prior to hire.

All of the required information must be sent to Timothy Throckmorton, Chairman of the Facility Governing Board, at 1580 Waddell Road, McDermott, Ohio 45652.



  1. A bachelor’s degree in a criminal justice or social science field OR a minimum of five years full-time experience working with offenders.
  2. Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with the Facility Governing Board members, Judicial Advisory Board members, staff, and residents.
  3. Ability to use technology.
  4. Ability to work in a multiethnic/multicultural environment.
  5. Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends and evenings.
  6. Shall be subject to administrative policies and is responsible for administration and management of resources and personnel at the STAR Community Justice Center.



The Executive Director duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  1. To oversee and administer the development and safe operation of the facility and programs.
  2. To prepare, oversee, and manage a fiscally sound and operationally responsible annual budget in compliance with the State of Ohio’s fiscal audit criteria.
  3. To execute purchase agreements within STAR’s operational grant and purchase order guidelines that reasonably benefit the facility or its programs.
  4. To take the necessary measures to meet or exceed Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections and other operating grant guidelines, the Ohio Revised Code, the Ohio Administrative Code and the Ohio and United States Constitutions.
  5. To address staffing issues and otherwise ensure that all staff are compliant with the requirements of ORC and OAC.
  6. To review, revise and enforce policies and procedures that are responsive to known or expected environmental impacts to deliver STAR’s public safety mission.
  7. To promote resident education, rehabilitation, and reintegration as productive citizens.
  8. To provide technical assistance and support to the treatment program.
  9. To internalize the program as a positive adult role-model.
  10. To respond to emergency or crisis situations in a timely manner.
  11. To insure public safety and program/facility integrity.
  12. To conduct public relations and public awareness campaigns/events.
  13. To maintain professional relationships with the Ohio General Assembly in the interest of STAR’s long-term success.
  14. To provide information to the news media, public interest groups, and the general public, as necessary.
  15. To maintain STAR’s program and community partnerships to preserve and enhance public safety.
  16. To testify before the legislature regarding the needs of the facility and programs.
  17. To prepare and coordinate meetings of the STAR Community Justice Center Judicial Advisory Board and Facility Governing Board.
  18. To coordinate programs with state and county agencies and governments for management of all of STAR’s funds.
  19. To prepare and submit reports to state and county governments, as required.
  20. To inform committing courts of residents’ progress and status in the programs.
  21. To perform other tasks as required by the Facility Governing Board.


Any questions should be referred to Timothy Throckmorton, Chairman of STAR’s Facility Governing Board, at tnt1@zoomnet.net.


STAR Community Justice Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  STAR prohibits discrimination against any individual because of race, color, genetic information, religion, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.