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Probation Programming and Services

Read more about each program and service below.

Carrying Concealed Weapon (CCW)

Location:

614 W. Superior Avenue (Suite 900), Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Front Desk:

216-771-2222

Executive Director:

Paul J. Klodor

Assistant Director:

Lynne Sedensky

Program Overview

  • Three hour classroom education program
  • Details legal consequences/ personal dangers of purchase, possession or use of firearms
  • Conducted Saturday mornings at the Marion Building
  • $60.00 fee payable by defendant prior to attendance

Eligibility Requirements

  • Conviction must be firearm or weapon related
  • Attendance must be Court ordered

Referral Process

  • Completes required referral form
  • Verifies acceptance in and completion of program
  • Informs Court of any violations

Sample Journal Entry

Criminal Probation Journal Entry

Specific Conditions:

“Complete Carrying Concealed Weapon CCW)  Program”

Court Community Service (CCS)

Location:

614 W. Superior Avenue (Suite 900), Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Front Desk:

216-771-2222

Executive Director:

Paul J. Klodor

Assistant Director:

Lynne Sedensky

Program Overview

  • Offender performs volunteer work service for non-profit and tax supported agencies or on a CCS supervised work crew
  • 500 hour maximum order for felony conviction (by statute)
  • 200 hour maximum for misdemeanor conviction
  • $60.00 fee to offender - $60.00 re-instatement fee (Fee waived if court orders)
  • Day Work Sanction:  $10.00 fee to offender – $10.00 re-instatement fee

Eligibility Requirements

  • Referral as condition of probation or sanction for violation
  • May be used in lieu of payment of costs, fines or fees ($8.30 per hour completed/unless otherwise ordered)

Referral Process

  • Completes and submits referral form
  • Informs Court of any violations
  • Recommends referral as sanction, in lieu of costs, etc.

Sample Journal Entry

Criminal Probation Journal Entry

“Court Community Service for ____ hours”

Domestic Intervention, Education & Training Program (DIET)

Location:

Justice Center – 6th floor

Chief PO:

Dean Jenkins
216-664-4733

Program Overview

DIET is provided by the Cleveland Municipal Court Probation Department

  • Group education program for male offenders with Domestic Violence related offenses
  • 16 week program – weekly sessions
  • $5.00 fee per session
  • Maximum 3 absences before discharge – missed sessions must be made up
  • Day and evening meetings
  • Aftercare support group

Eligibility Requirements

  • Male offender – heterosexual relationship
  • Court ordered Domestic Violence/ Anger Management program completion

Referral Process

  • Processes referral w/ copy of Journal Entry
  • Informs Court of program status, violations, etc.

Sample Journal Entry

Criminal Probation Journal Entry

Specific Conditions:

  • Domestic Intervention, Education and Training
  • Anger Management

Drug Testing

Location:

Cuyahoga County Urinalysis Lab, 1300 Ontario Street, 1st floor

Front Desk:

216- 443-5511

Manager:

Shannon Gray

Program Overview

  • Monitored collection of urine samples
  • Chemical analysis of submitted samples to determine presence of Ethylglucuronide (alcohol), cocaine, opiates, marijuana, amphetamine, PCP, heroin, oxycodone, and fentanyl
  • All positive samples are stored for 90 days
  • Disputed results may be sent to reference laboratory for re-testing
  • Hair samples may be collected and tested on clients unable to submit urine specimens only by special request
  • Oral fluid samples tested for cocaine, opiates, marijuana, and phencyclidine (PCP). (Request ONLY when client does not produce urine due to medical problem. Clients with “shy bladder/ observation” problems should have urine requested as “unmonitored”)

Eligibility Requirements

  • All cases, pre and post sentence may be drug tested.
  • All bail cases referred for PSI automatically referred for urinalysis.
  • Service providers may also require drug testing; results are shared with the supervising officer

Referral Process

  1. Can be referred by Court, Probation Officer, Treatment Program
  2. Completes referral electronically in case management program (CJIS)
  3. Reports results or investigate failure to receive results (e.g. Laboratory sign in and out sheets)
  4. Records and verifies medications and drugs reported by offender

Sample Journal Entry

Criminal Plea / Verdict

Or -

Criminal Sentencing

Or -

Criminal Probation Journal Entry

  • Regular Drug Testing
  • Random Drug Testing
  • Reg. Alcohol Testing

Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (MHDD) Court

MHDD Court Coordinator:

Meghan E. Patton
(216) 443-5468

Pretrial Services Treatment, Placement, and MHDD Probation Coordinator:

Jennifer Moody-Davis
216-443-2164

Program Overview

  • MHDD Court’s mission is to operate with a high level of collaboration criminal justice entities and the behavioral health community by providing effective therapeutic solutions within a team-centered approach.
  • Certified MHDD attorneys are assigned to MHDD cases throughout an offender’s pretrial hearings, plea, and sentencing.
  • Reintegration efforts and linkages to mental health services and Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities Board provided by the MHDD Court team through pretrial and probation experiences.
  • The MHDD Court team is comprised of the Judge, Coordinator(s), Probation MHDD Supervisors, specialized pretrial and probation officers, forensic jail liaisons, County Jail coordinator, behavioral health case managers, Public Defender’s attorneys and social workers.
  • MHDD Judges hold 2 staffing hearings per month with the team to reinforce the obligations and consistency of compliance with offenders.

Note: Also refer to Post-Conviction Section Mental Health Developmental Disabilities – Mental Health Component and Developmental Disabilities Component program information on pages 10 and 11

Eligibility Requirements

  • Offenders with confirmed serious mental illness with psychosis, such as schizophrenia, bipolar with psychotic features
  • Offenders with developmental disabilities (I.Q. 75 or below), Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tic Disorder, Major or Mild neurocognitive Disorder (w/ onset prior to age 22).
  • In accordance with legal eligibility Per Local Rule 30.1

Referral Process

  1. All eligible cases are assigned a “Mental Health” flag within the Court’s Information system for identification purposes.
  2. Clinical Eligibility determination may be completed by Court Psychiatric Clinic, Jail Psychiatric Clinic or mental health professional – Information shall be provided to MHDD Court Coordinators for final determination.
  3. MHDD Court coordinators will notify the Court room if a case is eligible for MHDD Court (on orange paperwork).
  4. Once determined eligible for MHDD Court, cases may be assigned directly at arraignment (if known) and consistent w/ legal eligibility (LR 30.1)
  5. If clinical eligibility is determined after arraignment and prior to plea, the Court has 30 days from the date of notification to request transfer. 
    Note: No transfer shall take place from the time of plea to prior to sentencing.
  6. Transfer may again occur at sentencing or throughout a probation experience.
  7. Attorneys may file a motion to transfer the case once eligibility is known.

Sample Journal Entry

  • To Transfer to MHDD Court, MHDD Court Transfer Request shall be issued through CJIS.
  • Pretrial Court files shall be sent to the 11th floor and placed into the MHDD file basket. No paperwork is needed for probation cases.

Substance Abuse Case Management – Referral for Treatment Services

Location:

Corrections Planning Board, Courthouse Square, 7th floor, 310 Lakeside Avenue

Post-Conviction Case Manager:

Brian Ely
216-443-8094

Pretrial Services Treatment Coordinator:

Jennifer Moody Davis
216-443-2164

Program Overview

  • Court contracts with residential treatment facilities
  • Identifies community treatment resources (inpatient and outpatient) for defendants
  • Case Manager coordinates with TASC for substance use disorder assessments
  • Case Manager coordinates treatment referrals and placements
  • Case Manager facilitates communication between Court and treatment agencies

Eligibility Requirements

  • Defendant is currently under active pretrial or probation supervision
  • Defendant has a clinical diagnosis of abuse or dependency

Referral Process

  1. Supervising Officer completes and submits Substance Abuse Referral Form including offender release of information waiver and appropriate documentation (e.g., PSI, TASC, Psych or Jail Clinic assessment) for defendants released into the community
  2. Probation Case Manager completes referrals for defendants remanded to the County Jail
  3. Jail Reduction Officer completes referrals for defendants remanded to the County Jail
  4. Treatment Coordinator/Case Manager informs referring party of placements.

Sample Journal Entry

Specific Conditions:

  • Out-Patient Treatment
  • In-Patient Treatment

Thinking for a Change (T4C)

Location:

Oriana House, Inc.

Cognitive Behavioral Administrator:

Nyisha Stewart
216-205-4679 (x4833)

Cognitive Behavorial Coordinator:

Angelica Kidd-Brewer
216-205-4679 (x4828)

Cognitive Behavorial Coordinator:

Alfred Preston
330-696-2017

Intake Specialist:


216-443-4909

Program Overview

  • For individuals who need to learn how to use their thinking to control their behavior
  • Probationers attend class twice weekly for 2 hours of group for 12.5 weeks for a total of 50 hours.
  • Group sessions are held morning, afternoon, or evening to accommodate schedules
  • Sessions are held at both North Star Neighborhood
  • Reentry Resource Center at 1834 East 55th Street and the Marion Building (Suite 101).

Eligibility Requirements

  • Offenders with moderate to high risk score
  • In line with evidenced-based practices, T4C is not available to probationers assessed as low risk.
  • Technical violators

Referral Process

  1. Officers complete referral form and submit it to the Intake Specialist
  2. Probationers attend Orientation within 3 to 7 days of referral

Sample Journal Entry

Specific Conditions:

  • Thinking for a Change

Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime (TASC)

Location:

Corrections Planning Board, Courthouse Square, 5th floor, 310 Lakeside Avenue

Front Desk:

216-443-8250

Manager:

Ronda Blaney
216- 443-3756

Corrections Planning Board Administrator:

Martin Murphy
216- 443-5076

Program Overview

  • TASC provides assessment, treatment and case management for offenders with substance abuse issues
  • Assessment is available during pre-and post-sentence stages
  • Assessment conducted both at TASC or in the County Jail
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) offered on site
  • Case Management available for eligible offenders Court ordered to the TASC program
  • Case Management includes referrals to other treatment providers and typically lasts 6 to 9 months.
  • CBCF Re-Entry Services:
    • Substance Abuse Aftercare
    • Employment

Eligibility Requirements

Assessment

  • No assessments for DUI / OVI

Case Management

  • Non-violent offenders                                              
  • No current psychotic diagnoses

Referral Process

  1. Supervising Officer completes Substance Abuse Referral Form including Release of Information and attaches copy of PSI and Journal Entry
  2. Referral Form is submitted to the Probation Substance Abuse Case Manager for processing and scheduling through TASC

Sample Journal Entry

Special Conditions

  • TASC Assessment
  • TASC Case Management