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New courtroom assignments: Judge Peter Corrigan: 19-B. Judge Emily Hagan: 19-A. Judge Wanda Jones: 18-A. Judge Ashley Kilbane: 19-C. Judge William McGinty: 16-D. Judge John J. Russo: 16-B. Judge Joan C. Synenberg: 15-D. Judge Deborah Turner: 20-D. 

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Special Populations

Read more about each program below.

Domestic Violence (Group F)

Location:

Tower II – 4th floor West

Supervisor:

Mikel McCormick
216-443-5394

Deputy Chief:

Stephania Pryor
216-443-5522

Program Overview

  • Supervision of offenders with misdemeanor or felony domestic violence related offenses
  • Intensive level of supervision regardless of offense level or risk score
  • Referral to appropriate programming (e.g., Domestic Intervention, Education & Training Program (DIET), Thinking for a Change)
  • Zero tolerance policy for violations and/or non-compliance
  • Officer maintains appropriate contact with victim and relevant agencies (e.g.,  Witness Victim Services)

Eligibility Requirements

Crime involves intimate partner

Referral Process

At sentencing or by other officers by request to the DV Unit Supervisor for eligibility determination and subsequent transfer to the Domestic Violence Unit.

Sample Journal Entry

Evidence-Based Practice – Adult Probation Supervision

Defendant placed in the following EBP Supervision Group

  • Group F - Domestic Violence

Developmental Disabilities Unit Component

Location:

Tower II – 4th floor West

Supervisor:

Janna Phillips
216-443-2162

Deputy Chief :

Stephania Pryor
216-443-5522

Program Overview

  • Supervision of persons with intellectual disabilities
  • Case planning and service coordination in collaboration with Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD)
  • Liaison assigned to jail population for identification and service coordination of incarcerated offenders with intellectual disabilities
  • Liaisons assigned to assist with case planning and service coordination for persons on MHDD caseload
  • Regular Court staffing hearings with supervision officers, team, and MHDD Court Judges

Eligibility Requirements

  • Offenders with developmental disabilities (I.Q. 75 or below), Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tic Disorder, Major or Mild neurocognitive Disorder (with onset prior to age 22).
  • Diagnostic Assessment confirmed by the Court Psychiatric Clinic, Jail Psychiatric Clinic or mental health provider
  • Must be Court ordered to MHDD supervision

Referral Process

  1. If diagnostic assessment is obtained, referral for eligibility should be sent to Probation Coordinator, Jennifer Moody for flagging and notification purposes.
  2. If diagnosis assessment is not known, submit assessment referral to Court Psychiatric Clinic for eligibility determination.
  3. Refers supervision to MHDD Unit upon Court order

Note: If eligibility is determined during probation term, the Court may also choose to transfer case to MHDD Court and MHDD unit.

Sample Journal Entry

Evidence-Based Practice – Adult Probation Supervision

Defendant placed in the following EBP Supervision Group

  • Group F - MHDD

Mental Health Unit Component

Location:

Tower II – 4th floor West

Supervisor:

Matthew O’Brien
216-443-7927

Supervisor:

Janna Phillips
216-443-2162

Deputy Chief:

Stephania Pryor
216-443-5522

Program Overview

  • Supervision and coordination with MH services for offenders with eligible clinical diagnoses
  • Clinical assessment accepted from Court Psychiatric Clinic, Jail Psychiatric Clinic or a mental health professional
  • Individualized case planning and supervision
  • Forensic Jail Liaisons are assigned to the Jail for identification and service coordination of incarcerated defendants with serious mental health diagnoses
  • Case management coordination with Recovery Resources and other community mental health providers
  • Regular staffing with supervision officers and community MH providers
  • Regular Court staffing hearings with supervision officers, mental health team, and MHDD Judges
  • Specialized Pre-Trial officer is available for offenders placed on bond throughout the process of the case. This officer assists with reintegration and linkage to behavioral health agencies.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Diagnoses must include psychosis (e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar with psychotic features)
  • Must be Court ordered into MHDD supervision

Referral Process

  1. If diagnostic assessment is obtained, referral for eligibility should be sent to Probation Coordinator, Jennifer Moody for flagging and notification purposes.
  2. If diagnosis assessment is not known, submit assessment referral to Court Psychiatric Clinic for eligibility determination.
  3. Refers supervision to MHDD Unit upon Court order

Note: If eligibility is determined during probation term, the Court may also choose to transfer case to MHDD Court and MHDD unit.

Sample Journal Entry

Evidence-Based Practice – Adult Probation Supervision

Defendant placed in the following EBP Supervision Group

  • Group F - MHDD

Non Support (Group F)

Location:

Tower II – 2nd floor

Supervisor:

Mike Brady
216-263-4577

Deputy Chief:

James Starks
216-443-7893

Program Overview

  • Serves offenders under the supervision of the Adult Probation Department with criminal non-support charges.
  • The goal is to decrease prison commitments for technical violations and avoid interruption in offender employment and subsequent ability to pay child support.
  • Supervision based on risk level
  • Provides appropriate external controls along with fatherhood educational programming and employment services to instill internal motivation and skills to increase offender ability to pay child support.
  • Collaborates with Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) to establish and enforce payment plans.

Eligibility Requirements

Defendants convicted on felony non-support charges and under the supervision of the Adult Probation Department

Referral Process

At sentencing or in response to transfer request of supervision officer after review by NS Unit Supervisor

Sample Journal Entry

Evidence-Based Practice – Adult Probation Supervision

Defendant placed in the following EBP Supervision Group

  • Group F – Non Support

Sex Offender (Group F)

Location:

Tower II – 2nd floor

Supervisor:

Pat Shepard
216-443-2174

Deputy Chief:

Stephania Pryor
216-443-5522

Program Overview

  • Specialized intensive supervision of low-risk sex offenders
  • Coordinates assessment and counseling services and includes regular interaction with counselors
  • Supervision may include polygraph testing, computer monitoring and searches

Eligibility Requirements

  • Convicted of felony and/or misdemeanor sex offense
  • Convicted of felony and/or misdemeanor offense with sexual motivation
  • Must be Court ordered to Sex Offender supervision

Referral Process

  • Court, Probation Officer
  • Eligible cases are ordered into the Sex Offender Unit at sentencing. Assigned probation officer then coordinates services
  • Eligible cases can be transferred from non-SOP officers upon review by SOP Supervisor

Sample Journal Entry

Evidence-Based Practice – Adult Probation Supervision

Defendant placed in the following EBP Supervision Group

  • Group F - Sex Offender