LOCAL RULE 52

Crawford County Common Pleas Court

Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program

 

52(A)    Establishment of Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program.  The Court hereby establishes the “Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program” effective August 31, 2015.  This program is created to be used as a method of treatment for drug offenders as part of his or her community control sanctions, or as part of his or her treatment in lieu of conviction.  The goals and objectives of the program are to provide supervision and effective treatment for drug offenders or drug related offenders and to reduce recidivism of drug or drug related offenders.

 

52(B)     Placement in the Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program.  Upon the request of a drug offender or probation officer following a conviction for a drug offense or drug related offense or a request for treatment in lieu of conviction pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §2951.041, a Judge may refer an individual to the Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program as part of the individual’s community control sanctions or required treatment in lieu of conviction.  The offender/defendant will complete a screening and assessment.  The Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program Team will then determine appropriateness for participation in the program based upon specific eligibility criteria and make recommendations to the Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program Judge.   The Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program Judge will determine whether to accept the individual into the program.  The program will consider offenders who meet one or more of the following legal eligibility criteria:

 

·       Committed or is accused of committing a drug offense, is drug dependent, likely to become drug dependent or is likely to commit a drug related offense

·       Crawford County resident and eligible for treatment services at the Community Counseling Services, Inc. and/or MaryHaven, Inc.

·       Out of county resident who possesses the financial resources to pay the cost of treatment at licensed treatment facility.

 

Offenders/defendants must have transportation as well as family or other sober support willing to be involved in the treatment process.  Offenders/defendants may be disqualified from the program based upon the following factors:

 

·       Significant mental illness

·       History of violent offenses

·       Pending felony charges, unless the potential participant has been determined to be eligible and suitable for treatment in lieu of conviction pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §2951.041

·       Sex offense convictions

·       Previous prison and/or parole history

·       Currently on post release control or felony supervision

·       Significant drug-related charges

·       Substantial drug abuse history

·       Highly resistant to changing behavior in spite of previous interventions and/or punishments

·       Lack of transportation or support from family/family assistance

·       Receiving Developmental Disability services or eligible for such services

·       Transient residency, or temporary or unstable housing

 

Individuals unsuccessfully terminated from the program are not eligible to re-enter the program. 

 

52(C)     Case Assignment.  If an individual is accepted into the program, the case shall be transferred to the Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program Judge for further proceedings.  The Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program Judge is authorized to accept any plea from the offender/defendant, sentence the offender or refer the defendant for treatment in lieu of conviction pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §2951.041, and shall have supervision responsibility over the offender/defendant.  If terminated from the Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program, the individual shall be sentenced by the Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program Judge or, in the event of participants referred for treatment in lieu of conviction, the case shall be referred for further proceedings by the assigned judge.   For purposes of Supreme Court statistical reporting, the case shall be considered disposed by the assigned Judge when the offender/defendant is found guilty of the offense.  

 

52(D)    Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program Case Management. Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program participants shall be placed on reporting community supervision of the Adult Parole Authority, Crawford County Office or the Crawford County Common Pleas Court Probation Department.  Participants shall be placed in treatment with Community Counseling Services, Inc. and/or MaryHaven, Inc. or an approved licensed treatment facility and attend sober support meetings.  Participants will be monitored by the Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program Probation Officer, the Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program Judge, and the Treatment Agency.  In addition, participants shall be required to attend bi-weekly meetings with the Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program Judge.  All terms and conditions for successful completion of the Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program shall be established by the Program Judge, and are subject to revision by said Judge.

 

52(E)     Termination from the Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program.  A participant will be terminated from the program when found to be in non-compliance with the terms and conditions of the program.  Common behaviors that lead to unsuccessful terminations include:

 

·       Non-compliance with treatment;

·       Failed drug and alcohol screens

·       Resistance to treatment;

·       New criminal, or new drug or drug related conviction; and

·       A probation violation or series of probation violations.

 

Termination proceedings will occur before the Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program Judge.  A participant could face the imposition of the balance of sentence, transfer to an alternative supervision program, placement in a residential treatment program, or other penalties deemed appropriate by the Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program Judge.  Individuals terminated unsuccessfully from the program are not eligible to participate in the future.

 

52(F)     Participants of the Crawford County Common Pleas Court Drug Court Specialized Docket.  Any and all individuals participating in the Crawford County Common Pleas Court Drug Court Specialized Docket Program at the time of this Amended Rule’s Adoption shall become participants in the Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program.  A participant’s transfer into the Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program does not constitute unsuccessful termination from any Drug Court Program.

 

52(G)    Judicial Discretion Throughout the Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program.  The Crawford County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program Judge shall retain discretion to alter a participant’s requirements as part of the program.

 

 

Issued/Adopted: October 1, 2013

Revised: June 10, 2015

Revised: August 31, 2015