Specialized Dockets Programs

Specialized Docket ProgramsIn response to Ohio’s heroin and opioid epidemic, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) was given the opportunity to create the Specialized Dockets Subsidy Project to assist drug courts and other specialized dockets with funding to effectively manage addicted offenders in the community; thereby reducing commitments to the state prison system. Specialized dockets that target addicted parent charged with abuse/neglect/dependency of their minor children were also eligible for funding. These programs reduce the number of children who are permanently removed from their homes and, instead, increase the number of children who can remain in their homes with protective supervision provided by child protective services agencies.

The following data illustrates the efficacy of the court projects funded through this initiative. In SFY 16, Ninety-four (94) specialized dockets provided services to over 5,900 adult offenders this funding opportunity. Only 3.5% of the 2,575 adults discharged from these programs were committed to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Along with traditional drug court services, veterans received peer support services and assistance with obtaining Veterans Administration (VA) disability benefits. Nearly 10% of the disabled veteran participants who obtained VA benefits were not receiving them prior to admission. In addition, 83% of veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) experienced symptom improvement. Sixty-two present (62%) of adults and adolescents served by the mental health courts achieved medication compliance. A total of 19 family drug courts served 444 participants. A total of 116 children were re-unified with the 214 parents with child protective service involvement who were discharged from the family drug courts. A total of 365 adolescent offenders were served by 24 specialized dockets operated by juvenile courts. Of the 214-high risk/high need youths discharged, only 4.5% were committed to Ohio Department of Youth Services institutions. All adults and youth participating in criminal specialized dockets, and all parents participating in the family drug courts undergo frequent and random urine/breath analysis. Discharged participants from all specialized dockets produced 88.5% negative results for 105,026 drug tests and 97.4% negative results for 81,335 alcohol tests.

For State Fiscal Year 2018, Ohio MHAS distributed approximately $5 million to specialized dockets that target offenders with drug addiction. A total of 138 specialized dockets received funding through this project; the average award was $35,869. To learn more, email Christopher Nicastro at Christopher.Nicastro@mha.ohio.gov.

County Docket Court City Amount
Allen Drug Court Common Pleas Court Lima $40,000
Allen Mental Health Common Pleas Court Lima $30,000
Allen Re-entry Common Pleas Court Lima $40,000
Allen Drug Court Juvenile Court Lima $30,000
Allen Drug Court Lima Municipal Court Lima $30,000
Ashtabula Drug Court Common Pleas Court Jefferson $40,000
Ashtabula Mental Health Common Pleas Court Jefferson $25,000
Belmont Drug Court Common Pleas Court St. Clairsville $50,000
Belmont Family Dependency Juvenile Court St. Clairsville $30,000
Butler Drug Court Common Pleas Court Hamilton $50,000
Butler Mental Health Common Pleas Court Hamilton $50,000
Clermont Family Dependency Juvenile Court Batavia $20,000
Clermont OVI Court Municipal Court Batavia $40,000
Clinton Drug Court Common Pleas Court Wilmington $30,000
Coshocton Drug Court Common Pleas Court Coshocton $30,000
Coshocton Drug Court Juvenile Court Coshocton $15,000
Coshocton Family Drug Court Juvenile Court Coshocton $30,000
Cuyahoga Drug Court Municipal Court (Cleveland) Cleveland $50,000
Cuyahoga Human Trafficking Municipal Court (Cleveland) Cleveland $40,000
Cuyahoga Mental Health Municipal Court (Cleveland) Cleveland $50,000
Cuyahoga Veterans Municipal Court (Cleveland) Cleveland $40,000
Cuyahoga Drug Court (Mafia) Common Pleas Court Cleveland $40,000
Cuyahoga Drug Court (Synenberg) Common Pleas Court Cleveland $50,000
Cuyahoga Veterans Common Pleas Court Cleveland $30,000
Cuyahoga Drug Court Juvenile Court Cleveland $40,000
Cuyahoga Mental Health Court Juvenile Court Cleveland $30,000
Cuyahoga Mental Health Municipal Court (South Euclid) South Euclid $40,000
Delaware Drug Court Common Pleas Court Delaware $30,000
Delaware Mental Health Court Common Pleas Court Delaware $40,000
Delaware Family Drug Court Juvenile Court Delaware $30,000
Fairfield Drug Court Common Pleas Lancaster $40,000
Fairfield Family Drug Court Juvenile Court Lancaster $30,000
Fairfield Juvenile Drug Court Juvenile Court Lancaster $30,000
Fairfield Drug Court Municipal Court Lancaster $40,000
Franklin Family Drug Court Juvenile Court Columbus $40,000
Franklin Drug Court Municipal Court Columbus $50,000
Franklin Drug Court - Opiate Municipal Court Columbus $50,000
Franklin Human Trafficking Municipal Court Columbus $40,000
Franklin Mental Health Municipal Court Columbus $50,000
Franklin Veterans Municipal Court Columbus $40,000
Gallia Drug Court Common Pleas Court Gallipolis $30,000
Gallia Drug Court Municipal Court (Gallipolis) Gallipolis $40,000
Greene Vivatrol Drug Court Municipal Court (Fairborn) Fairborn $30,000
Hamilton Mental Health (Luebber) Common Pleas Court Cincinnati $30,000
Hamilton Mental Health (Allen) Common Pleas Court Cincinnati $30,000
Hamilton Veterans Common Pleas Court Cincinnati $30,000
Hamilton Mental Health (Mallory) Municipal Court Cincinnati $30,000
Hamilton Mental Health (Russell) Municipal Court Cincinnati $30,000
Hamilton Human Trafficking Municipal Court Cincinnati $35,000
Hamilton Veterans Municipal Court Cincinnati $30,000
Hancock Drug Court (Stern) Common Pleas Court Findlay $30,000
Hancock Drug Court (Routson) Common Pleas Court Findlay $30,000
Hardin Drug Court Common Pleas Court Kenton $50,000
Hardin Family Treatment Juvenile Court Kenton $30,000
Hardin Drug Court Juvenile Court Kenton $30,000
Hocking Drug Court Common Pleas Court Logan $30,000
Hocking Drug Court Municipal Court Logan $50,000
Hocking Vivatrol Drug Court Municipal Court Logan $50,000
Huron Juvenile Treatment Juvenile Court Norwalk $15,000
Knox Drug Court Municipal Court (Mount Vernon) Mt. Vernon $30,000
Knox Drug Court Juvenile Court Mt. Vernon $30,000
Lake Drug Court Municipal Court (Mentor) Mentor $30,000
Lake Mental Health Court Municipal Court (Mentor) Mentor $40,000
Logan Drug Court Common Pleas Court Bellefontaine $30,000
Logan Family Dependency Family Court Bellefontaine $30,000
Lorain Family Drug Court Domestic Relations/Family Court Elyria $30,000
Lorain Mental Health Court Domestic Relations/Family Court Elyria $20,000
Lorain Veterans Court Veterans Treatment Court Elyria $30,000
Lucas Family Drug Court Juvenile Court Toledo $50,000
Mahoning Drug Court Juvenile Court Youngstown $30,000
Mahoning Family Dependency Juvenile Court Youngstown $30,000
Mahoning Mental Health Court Juvenile Court Youngstown $30,000
Mahoning Re-entry Court Juvenile Court Youngstown $40,000
Mahoning Veterans Court Municipal Court (Youngstown) Youngstown $30,000
Marion Drug Court Common Pleas Court Marion $50,000
Marion Re-entry Court Common Pleas Court Marion $40,000
Marion Family Dependency Family Court Marion $30,000
Marion Juvenile Re-entry Family Court Marion $15,000
Marion Drug Court Municipal Court (Marion) Marion $40,000
Marion Mental Health Court Municipal Court (Marion) Marion $30,000
Medina Drug Court Common Pleas Court Medina $40,000
Medina Mental Health Court Common Pleas Court Medina $15,000
Medina Drug Court Probate/Juvenile Court Medina $50,000
Mercer Drug Court Common Pleas Court Celina $40,000
Miami Drug Court Municipal Court Troy $40,000
Montgomery Mental Health Court Municipal Court (Dayton) Dayton $50,000
Montgomery Drug Court Common Pleas Court Dayton $50,000
Montgomery Veterans Common Pleas Court Dayton $50,000
Montgomery Women's Therapeutic Common Pleas Court Dayton $50,000
Montgomery Family Drug Court Juvenile Court Dayton $35,000
Muskingum Drug Court Common Pleas Court Zanesville $30,000
Muskingum Mental Health Court (County) Zanesville $30,000
Muskingum Family Dependency Juvenile Court Zanesville $30,000
Muskingum Juvenile Drug Court Juvenile Court Zanesville $30,000
Ottawa Family Dependency Juvenile Court Port Clinton $20,000
Ottawa Juvenile Intervention Juvenile Court Port Clinton $20,000
Richland Domestic Violence Municipal Court (Mansfield) Mansfield $50,000
Richland Drug Court Municipal Court (Mansfield) Mansfield $50,000
Richland Mental Health Municipal Court (Mansfield) Mansfield $40,000
Richland Veteans Court Municipal Court (Mansfield) Mansfield $40,000
Richland Re-entry Court Common Pleas Court Mansfield $50,000
Ross Drug Court Common Pleas Court Chillicothe $40,000
Sandusky Drug Court Court #1 Clyde $20,000
Sandusky OVI Court Court #1 Clyde $30,000
Scioto Drug Court Common Pleas Court Portsmouth $40,000
Scioto Family Drug Court Juvenile Court Portsmouth $30,000
Scioto Juvenile Drug Court Juvenile Court Portsmouth $30,000
Scioto Drug Court Municipal Court (Portsmouth) Portsmouth $30,000
Stark Mental Health Court Municipal Court (Canton) Canton $40,000
Stark Drug Court Municipal Court (Canton) Canton $40,000
Stark Drug Court Common Pleas Court Canton $50,000
Stark Domestic Violence Common Pleas Court Canton $40,000
Stark Re-entry Court Common Pleas Court Canton $50,000
Stark Veterans Common Pleas Court Canton $40,000
Summit Domestic Violence Municipal Court (Akron) Akron $50,000
Summit Drug Court Municipal Court (Akron) Akron $50,000
Summit Mental Health Court Municipal Court (Akron) Akron $30,000
Summit OVI Court Municipal Court (Akron) Akron $50,000
Summit Veterans Court Municipal Court (Akron) Akron $30,000
Summit Drug Court Municipal Court (Barberton) Barberton $30,000
Summit Mental Health Municipal Court (Stow) Stow $30,000
Summit Drug Court Common Pleas Court Akron $50,000
Summit Re-entry Court Common Pleas Court Akron $50,000
Summit Veterans Court Common Pleas Court Akron $40,000
Summit Family Drug Court Juvenile Court Akron $40,000
Summit Juvenile Treatment Juvenile Court Akron $40,000
Summit Human Trafficking Juvenile Court Akron $40,000
Trumbull Drug Court Municipal Court (Newton Falls) Newton Falls $15,000
Trumbull Family Dependency Juvenile Court Warren $30,000
Trumbull Domestic Violence Municipal Court (Warren) Warren $40,000
Tuscarawas Drug Court Municipal Court (New Philadelphia) New Philadelphia $30,000
Union Drug Court Common Pleas Court Marysville $50,000
Union Family Dependency Juvenile Court Marysville $20,000
Union Juvenile Treatment Juvenile Court Marysville $30,000
Wayne Drug Court Common Pleas Court Wooster $30,000
Williams Drug Court Common Pleas Court Bryan $30,000
Williams Family Drug Court Juvenile Court Bryan $20,000