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The Justice Center, Old Courthouse, Juvenile Court, and Courthouse Square will be accessible to essential personnel only until Monday, June 8. No public will be admitted to the buildings. All events scheduled are postponed, with the exception of jail arraignments. The Court and Clerk Offices will be available for emergency matters. If you have any questions about what business can be conducted, please contact the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, General Division, at 216-443-8562.

 

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Risk-based Supervision

Read more about each program below.

Low Risk Supervision (Group A)

Location:

West Side Office, 4115 Bridge Avenue

Supervisor:

James Toth
216-443-6632

Deputy Chief :

Stephania Pryor
216-443-5522

Program Overview

  • Provides supervision services for low risk defendants
  • Suggested length of supervision is one year
  • Eligible to request early termination when conditions have been met
  • Offenders required to report every six months
  • Offenders required to complete 20 hours of Court Community Work Service unless waived by the Court
  • Enforces Court orders and Department policies
  • Assists probationers in complying with orders and locating appropriate services
  • Arranges for and enforces Court ordered restitution requirements
  • Notifies Court of potential violations and makes appropriate recommendations

Eligibility Requirements

  • Assessed as Low Risk and/or court order to Group A supervision
  • Supervises active and monitored time cases

Referral Process

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

Sample Journal Entry

Evidence-Based Practice – Adult Probation Supervision

Defendant placed in the following EBP Supervision Group

  • Group A

Low Moderate Risk Supervision (Group B)

Location:

West Side Office, 4115 Bridge Avenue

Supervisor:

James Toth
216-443-6632

Deputy Chief:

Stephania Pryor
216-443-5522

Program Overview

  • Provides supervision services for low moderate risk defendants
  • Suggested length of supervision is one year
  • Offender required to report every 3 months
  • Offender required to complete 20 hours of Court Community Work Service unless waived by the Court
  • Enforces Court orders and Department policies
  • Assists probationers in complying with orders and locating appropriate services
  • Arranges for and enforces Court ordered restitution requirements
  • Notifies Court of potential violations and makes appropriate recommendations

Eligibility Requirements

  • Assessed as Low Moderate Risk and/or court order to Group B supervision
  • Supervises active and monitored time cases

Referral Process

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

Sample Journal Entry

Evidence-Based Practice – Adult Probation Supervision

Defendant placed in the following EBP Supervision Group

  • Group B

Moderate Risk Supervision (Group C)

Location:

Justice Center – 7th floor

Supervisor:

Cheryl Parker
216-443-7883

Supervisor:

Wendy McWilliam
216-443-7946

Deputy Chief:

James Starks
216-443-7893

Program Overview

  • Provides supervision services for moderate risk defendants
  • Suggested supervision period is 1.5 years with the eligibility for early termination request when conditions have been met
  • Offenders are required to report monthly unless officers determines a more frequent reporting is necessary
  • Drug testing is randomized until 3 consecutive negative tests
  • Offenders attend programming as directed by the Supervision Officer through creation of a Supervision Plan
  • Supervision Officer conducts field visits as needed.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Assessed as Moderate Risk
  • Ordered to Group C supervision – probation or community control

Referral Process

  1. Intake Unit assign case to a Supervision Officer
  2. Unit Supervisor reviews the assignment and forwards to the Officer

Sample Journal Entry

Evidence-Based Practice – Adult Probation Supervision

Defendant placed in the following EBP Supervision Group

  • Group C

High Risk Supervision (Group D)

Location:

Tower II – 4th floor East

Supervisor:

Melissa Singer
216-348-4858

Supervisor:

Reynaldo Feliciano
216-348-4852

Supervisor:

Stephanie Branch
216-348-4870

Deputy Chief:

Stephania Pryor
216-443-5522

Program Overview

  • Goal is to reduce recidivism
  • Provides intensive supervision services for high risk defendants
  • Suggested supervision period is 2 years
  • A case plan is created to address criminogenic needs (substance abuse, criminal thinking, education, employment) and responsivity issues (e.g., mental health issues, illiteracy, motivation)
  • Offenders are required to report weekly for 3 months and every two weeks thereafter or at the discretion of the Officer
  • Drug testing is randomized
  • Officer conducts field visits as needed

Eligibility Requirements

  • Assessed as High Risk
  • Ordered to Group D supervision – probation or community control

Referral Process

Intake department assigns case to the supervision officer. Unit supervisor make corrections to assignments as needed.

Sample Journal Entry

Evidence-Based Practice – Adult Probation Supervision

Defendant placed in the following EBP Supervision Group

  • Group D

Extremely High Risk Supervision (Group E)

Location:

Tower II – 2nd floor

Supervisor:

Tammy Sherman
216-443-5474

Deputy Chief:

Stephania Pryor
216-443-5522

Program Overview

  • Goal is to promote public safety
  • Provides intensive supervision services for extremely high risk defendants
  • Focus of supervision is monitoring behavior rather than programming and case planning
  • Supervision period is 5 years
  • Offenders are required to report weekly
  • Drug testing is required twice per week
  • Supervision Officer conducts field visits weekly in addition to weekly collateral contacts

Eligibility Requirements

  • Assessed as Extremely High Risk as determined by the Ohio Offender Risk Assessment (13 point tool)
  • Ordered to Group E supervision as probation or community control

Referral Process

At sentencing or forwarded to Unit Supervisor for assignment to appropriate Officer based on risk level

Sample Journal Entry

Evidence-Based Practice – Adult Probation Supervision

Defendant placed in the following EBP Supervision Group

  • Group E