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Other Supervision and Community Correction Options

Read more about each program below.

Employment Program

Location:

3631 Perkins Avenue, Suite 4HE, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Supervisor:

Michael Brady
216-263-4577

Deputy Chief:

James Starks
216-443-7893

Program Overview

  • Cognitive Employment Program being offered through Passages
  • Program is designed to assist clients in obtaining and maintaining long-term verifiable, meaningful employment.
  • Utilization of the University of Cincinnati Correction Institute’s Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Offenders Seeking Employment (CBI-EMP)
  • Program is paired with a Workforce Development class to assist clients in searching for and securing employment.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently unemployed
  • On supervision for a F4 or F5 conviction
  • ORAS risk level of Moderate or High
  • If a client is actively using drugs or has a substance use disorder diagnosis that recommends Residential Treatment, Intensive Outpatient Programming or Non-Intensive Outpatient Treatment (Client must have already completed treatment). Client can attend program while in Aftercare.
  • If a client is diagnosed with a mental health issue, they must be stable and medication compliant (if applicable)

Referral Process

  • PO completes referral form and submits to supervisor of program.
  • Transfer to program cannot be done until client has attended orientation at Passages.

Drug Court

Location:

Tower II – 4th floor West

Supervisor:

Lyndsy Roser
216-348-4867

Deputy Chief :

James Starks
216-443-7893

Drug Court Coordinator:

Molly Leckler
216-443-2154

Program Overview

  • Docket is overseen by Judge David T. Matia
  • Mission is to reduce recidivism among drug-dependent offenders by providing enhanced treatment services
  • Docket serves clients with both alcohol and/or drug addiction
  • Defendant can be on Diversionary or Non-Diversionary Track
  • Participation is voluntary and defendant must sign Participation Agreement
  • Drug Court team includes: Judge, Coordinator, POs, Public Defender, Prosecutor, TASC assessors and case managers, and treatment provider
  • Drug Court team meets weekly to discuss cases
  • Court is held weekly, a defendant’s appearance depends on phase/progress
  • Program includes 5 phases
  • Community Control sentences are 2 ½ years, but defendants are eligible for early terminations after 1 year
  • Graduations are held 3 times per year
  • Defendants drug tested via code-a-phone

Eligibility Requirements

  • A current charge of a felony drug (non-trafficking) offense of the third, fourth or fifth degree and eligible for probation/community control
  • Any non-violent felony theft or theft-related offense of the third, fourth, or fifth degree where the defendant is determined to be a drug dependent person or in danger of becoming a drug dependent person and would benefit from treatment
  • No criminal history of sexually oriented or violent behavior, three or fewer prior non-violent felony convictions and no prior drug trafficking convictions
  • No pending cases in which charges may lead to convictions of a violent felony, sexually orientated felony, or drug trafficking
  • Current and majority of past criminal behavior is drug-driven
  • Defendant must demonstrate willingness to participate in long-term treatment process, no current acute health conditions
  • A diagnosis of substance abuse or dependency (probation violation referrals must have diagnosis of dependence) with medium to medium-high risk scores

Referral Process

  • Referrals can be made anytime during the criminal justice process, and can be made by anyone (defendant, attorney, PO, family member, etc.)
  • Judges can refer via journal entry order
  • Referrals can be submitted to Drug Court Coordinator, Specialty Court Supervisor, or Drug Court POs
  • Drug Court POs will then be assigned the eligibility investigation. Once this investigation is complete, all parties will be notified whether the defendant will be accepted into, or denied entrance into the program

Electronic Monitoring – GPS – Alcohol Monitoring

Location:

Tower II – 2nd floor

Supervisor :

Tammy Sherman
216-443-5426

Deputy Chief:

Stephania Pryor
216-443-5522

Program Overview

  • Participants restricted to home except for pre-approved, verified releases (e.g., employment, education, community service, etc.)
  • Home Detention/GPS program uses electronic monitoring, including alcohol monitoring bracelet
  • May be used as condition of Community Control or Court Supervised Release
  • $8.00/day for GPS and $10.00/day for alcohol monitoring to be paid by offender (unless waived by the Court). $10.00/day if on both GPS and alcohol monitoring

Eligibility Requirements

Verified residence

Referral Process

  • If ordered at sentencing, intake will assign to PO
  • If ordered at PV, supervisor will assign to PO
  • If ordered at pretrial, unit supervisor will assign

Sample Journal Entry

Evidence-Based Practice – Adult Probation Supervision

Defendant placed in the following EBP Supervision Group

  • Group F – Home Detention

Interstate

Location:

Justice Center – 7th floor

Supervisor:

Wendy McWilliam
216-443-7346

Deputy Chief:

James Starks
216-443-7893

Program Overview

  • Assessment and supervision of offenders who are eligible for transfer per federal Interstate Compact regulations
  • Processing of transfer cases according to Compact requirements
  • Provision of all required documentation to offender and receiving agency prior to offender’s departure (can only be done by Interstate Compact officer)
  • Monitoring of compliance with Court and Compact requirements

Eligibility Requirements

Residency

Offender must have resided in the receiving jurisdiction for one year prior to arrest in the current case. There are only 7 days from sentencing to assert residency.

Discretionary

Offender does not meet residency requirements but is requesting to move for another reason.  May take several months to receive an answer, and the offender may not be given a travel permit to receiving state once request is submitted

Referral Process

  1. Contact the Court for appropriate journal entry
  2. Run CCH
  3. Contact Interstate officer or supervisor to staff case
  4. Have the offender make an appointment with the Interstate officer

Sample Journal Entry

Criminal Probation Journal Entry

Supervision may be transferred to _____ if defendant accepted through Interstate Compact.

(Text Entry)

Intervention in Lieu

Location:

Tower II – 2nd floor

Supervisor:

Pat Shepard
216- 443-7898

Deputy Chief:

Stephania Pryor
216-443-5522

Program Overview

  • Offender enters guilty plea to pending charge
  • Further criminal proceedings stayed pending successful completion of supervision period
  • Minimum one year supervision
  • Random drug testing and appropriate treatment
  • Abstention from illegal substances
  • Successful completion results in case dismissal and expungement of record.

Eligibility Requirements

Per ORC 2951.041:

  • Drug offense or offense related to offender’s substance abuse
  • No prior felonies; drug trafficking; violent offenses; F1, F2 or F3 offenses; victims: disabled, over 65, under 13, on-duty peace officer (see exceptions).
  • Exception: Per HB 86, can be eligible for ILC with a prior felony upon recommendation from the prosecutor.
  • Exception: Per HB 86, certain F5 trafficking offenses (F-5) are now eligible for ILC.
  • Per HB 86, offenders with mental health issues that contributed to the commission of their offense are now eligible.

Referral Process

  1. Court refers to Court Psychiatric Clinic or accredited treatment agency for eligibility assessment
  2. Court refers for completion of sentencing investigation by Probation Department

Sample Journal Entry

Criminal Plea Verdict JE Form

  • Intervention in Lieu Supervision

The McDonnell Center – Community Based Correction Facility

Community Based Correctional Facility (CBCF):

Judge Nancy R. McDonnell
3540 Croton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Supervisor - Orientation and Post-CBCF Supervision:

Reynaldo Feliciano
216-348-4852

Intake Specialist:


216-443-4909

Deputy Chief:

Stephania Pryor
216-443-5522

Program Overview

  • Per ORC 2929.16 participants cannot spend more than 180 days in the program.
  • The program begins with a confinement of at least 30 days, as directed by ORC 2301.52. An offender’s eligibility to leave the facility may take considerably longer than 30 days depending on his ORAS risk score and assessments. (Leaving the facility for work is not permitted during this mandatory period of incarceration.)
  • Defendants are subject to routine and random alcohol and drug testing. Positive alcohol or drug test can result in termination from CBCF.
  • Defendants are assessed for substance abuse, education, employment, decision-making skills, and other needs. As appropriate, they will begin alcohol and/or drug treatment, GED studies, employment classes, and various life skills classes such as health, anger management, parenting, and financial responsibility. Clients with severe mental illness receive case management, medication, and access to psychiatric care.

For more detailed information, please see the General Information Guide on the CBCF website.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Adult males convicted of a felony that does not require a prison sentence
    • F1 and F2 - Any risk level
    • F3 - Moderate or higher risk level
    • F4 and F5 - High or very high risk level
    • Or Moderate risk with a current probation violation Or one or more previous probation violations in the preceding 5 years
  • Incarcerated offenders granted judicial release
  • Individuals with physical or mental health issues requiring medication may be eligible as long as they take prescribed medicine and are able to participate in programming

Referral Process

  • Offenders are screened by Oriana House’s Admissions Department to determine eligibility.
  • Every defendant is screened using the Ohio Risk Assessment System (ORAS).
  • Referrals can be made at any point after plea
    • At Sentencing: Court, Attorneys, PO
    • Post Sentencing: Court Only
    • Judicial Release: Court, Attorneys
    • Probation  Violation: Court, Attorneys, PO
    • Pre-Sentence: Defense attorneys may refer for pre-screen after plea is entered.
  • All referrals or screening requests may be made by contacting an Intake Specialist at the Marion Building 216-443-4909.

Sample Journal Entry

Plea / Verdict Screen (CMSG333)

Or -

Criminal Hearing Screen  (CMSG332)

  • CBCF screening

Recovery Court

Supervisor:

Lyndsy Roser
216-348-4867

Deputy Chief :

James Starks
216-443-7893

Recovery Court Coordinator:

Molly Leckler
216-443-2154

Program Overview

  • Docket is overseen by Judge Joan Synenberg
  • Mission is to reduce recidivism among drug-dependent offenders by providing enhanced treatment services
  • Docket serves clients with both alcohol and/or drug addiction and trauma related mental health issues
  • Defendant can be on Diversionary or Non-Diversionary Track
  • Participation is voluntary and defendant must sign Participation Agreement
  • Recovery Court team includes: Judge, Coordinator, POs, Public Defender, Prosecutor, TASC assessors and case managers, and treatment provider
  • Recovery Court team meets weekly to discuss cases
  • Court is held weekly, a defendant’s appearance depends on phase/progress
  • Program includes 5 phases
  • Community Control sentences are 2 ½ years, but defendants are eligible for early terminations after 1 year
  • Graduations are held 3 times per year
  • Defendants drug tested via code-a-phone

Eligibility Requirements

  • A current charge of a felony drug (non-trafficking) offense of the third, fourth or fifth degree and eligible for probation/ community control
  • Any non-violent felony theft or theft-related offense of the third, fourth, or fifth degree where the defendant is determined to be a drug dependent person or in danger of becoming a drug dependent person and would benefit from treatment
  • No criminal history of sexually oriented or violent behavior, three or fewer prior non-violent felony convictions and no prior drug trafficking convictions
  • No pending cases in which charges may lead to convictions of a violent felony, sexually orientated felony, or drug trafficking
  • Current and majority of past criminal behavior is drug-driven
  • Defendant must demonstrate willingness to participate in long-term treatment process, no current acute health conditions
  • A diagnosis of substance abuse or dependency (probation violation referrals must have diagnosis of dependence) with medium to medium-high risk scores.
  • Defendants suffering from addiction and trauma-related mental health issues

Referral Process

  • Referrals can be made anytime during the criminal justice process, and can be made by anyone
  • Judges can refer via journal entry order
  • Referrals can be submitted to Drug Court Coordinator, Specialty Court Supervisor, or Drug Court POs
  • Drug Court POs will then be assigned the eligibility investigation. Once this investigation is complete, all parties will be notified whether the defendant will be accepted, or denied, entrance into the program

Veterans Treatment Court

Location:

Tower II – 4th floor West

Supervisor:

Lyndsy Roser
216-348-4867

Deputy Chief:

James Starks
216-443-7893

Veterans Treatment Court Coordinator:

Amanda Wozniak
216-443-8484

Program Overview

  • Docket is overseen by Judge Michael E. Jackson.
  • Docket serves military veterans and active-duty personnel.
  • Docket promotes sobriety, recovery, stability and accountability through a coordinated response that involves collaboration with the traditional partners found in Drug Courts and Mental Health Courts, as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare Networks and Veterans Benefits Administration (VA), Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission, Ohio Department of Veterans Affairs, volunteer veteran mentors and other organizations that support veterans and their families.
  • Vets’ participation is voluntary and can withdraw at any time prior to formal acceptance into VTC
  • Veterans Court team meets weekly to discuss cases
  • Court is held weekly, defendant appearance depends on phase/progress
  • Defendants progress through program through five phases
  • Upon successful completion of the VTC program, vets will be honored with a recognition ceremony

Eligibility Requirements

  • Any felony offense for which the veteran may receive a community control sentence. Veterans with sexually oriented offenses or gang-related offenses must present compelling circumstances to warrant acceptance by VTC Judge 
  • Vet must provide evidence of military history with DD214 or NGB22
  • Status of discharge does not necessarily affect eligibility, VTC Judge will make final determination

Referral Process

  • Vets can be referred to VTC at any stage of their case
  • Judges can make referrals to VTC by ordering “Veterans Treatment Court Assessment.”
  • POs can use the VTC referral form found in CJIS and forward referral to VTC Coordinator. PO will have to submit DD214/NGB22 form and TASC referral
  • Referrals can also be made by the vet, his/her family, attorney, etc. These referrals can be informal phone calls or emails to any VTC team member
  • Vet will be screened, and if accepted, will sign a Participation Agreement, release form, and manual will be discussed with them
  • Judge has final discretion to admit and to terminate vets

Work Release (Group F)

Location:

Tower II – 2nd floor

Supervisor:

Tammy Sherman
216-443-5426

Deputy Chief:

Stephania Pryor
216-443-5522

Program Overview

  • Participants placed at Harbor Light Salvation Army
  • Released for approved specific periods for employment, treatment, community service and reporting to Probation Office, etc.
  • Maximum duration of stay 6 months
  • 25% of income goes towards room and board
  • In-house Programming offered: GED, Out-Patient Treatment, Thinking for a Change, Employment Assistance

Eligibility Requirements

  • Offenders Court ordered into the Work Release Program
  • Moderate Risk Score with probation violation within last 5 years or Higher (F1 and F2 automatically eligible)
  • Offender does not need to have employment to be eligible
Exception

Offenders convicted/arrested on arson or sex offenses or those with serious physical health problems or untreated mental illnesses are ineligible

Referral Process

At sentencing, then forwarded by Probation Central Intake to Unit Supervisor for assignment to Work Release Officer

Sample Journal Entry

Evidence-Based Practice – Adult Probation Supervision

Defendant placed in the following EBP Supervision Group

  • Group F - Work Release for ______ (indicate time period)