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1 Summit County ADM Board Cross Systems Training Oriana House, Inc., Agency Overview & Diversion and Specialty Court Programs Overview Anne Gatti, PCC-S Program Manager - Nonresidential Programs Oriana House, Inc.

2 Mission Oriana House remains committed to its mission of providing quality and humane chemical dependency treatment and community corrections services to clients while contributing to safer communities.

3 Oriana House, Inc. Began in 1981 with 3 day DWI Program Currently operates over 20 programs – pre and post disposition Currently employs approx. 575 staff Currently offers 1100 residential beds for offenders (800 beds are in Summit County) Serves an additional clients in nonresidential settings at any given time

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7 Diversion Programs Usually designed for first time offenders Alternative to usual case processing Voluntary participation Result in dismissal of charges A second chance for first time offenders

8 Diversion Programs in Summit County Summit County Prosecutors Felony Diversion Program Akron Municipal Court – Discretionary Rehabilitation Program (DRP) Barberton Municipal Court – Misdemeanor Diversion Program (MDP) Akron Municipal Court Family Violence Court Akron Municipal Court Misdemeanor Drug Court Summit County Common Pleas Court Felony Drug Court

9 Felony Diversion Program Established in the mid 1970s First time felony offenders accused of property offenses Must be OKd to participate by the victim and arresting officer Must successfully complete individual treatment plan, including full payment of restitution within one year Results in dismissal of charges and sealing of arrest record

10 DRP First time misdemeanor offenders in Akron Municipal Court Cooperative effort between, Akron Prosecutors Office, Akron Municipal Court Probation Department, the Public Defenders Office and Oriana House Must attend 5 psycho-educational classes Results in dismissal of charge and sealing of arrest record

11 MDP First time misdemeanor offenders in Barberton Municipal Court Must attend 5 psycho-educational classes Results in dismissal of charge and sealing of arrest record

12 DRP / MDP classes Court Process Decision Making Anger Management Substance Abuse Values and Responsibility

13 Specialty Courts Also referred to as problem solving courts or therapeutic jurisprudence May either be a diversion program (Misdemeanor and Felony Drug Court, Family Violence Court) or post adjudication (Reentry Court) There is a program team and very active judicial involvement – clients appear regularly before the judge There are rewards and graduated sanctions, often given in open court by the judge

14 Family Violence Court Began in 1998 Cooperative effort between Akron Prosecutors Office, Akron Municipal Court Probation Department, the Public Defenders Office, Victim Assistance Program, the Battered Womens Shelter and Oriana House First time DV offenders Year long program with regular case management sessions, Time Out programming and appearances before the judge, stringent requirements and graduated sanctions Results in dismissal of charges, record may be sealed a year later

15 Summit County Felony Drug Court Began in April, 2002, with the Honorable Judge Mary F. Spicer presiding In January, 2008, the Honorable Judge Thomas Teodosio began presiding over the Summit County Felony Drug Court Program A cooperative effort between local municipal courts (Akron, Barberton & Stow), the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, Oriana House, Inc., area law enforcement agencies, the Summit County Prosecutor's Office, and the Summit County ADM Board An month long diversion program which rewards client progress/compliance and imposes a graduated level of sanctions in response to client noncompliance A federal SAMHSA grant awarded in 2008 has resulted in the addition of enhanced programming available to our clients (employment services, cognitive skills programming, mental health screening, crisis intervention counseling, anger management class, family education programming, financial management class)

16 Summit County Reentry Court Participants are placed in Reentry Court upon release from prison. Based on assessed risk level, will begin program in either the CBCF, Halfway House or Nonresidential Facility. Minimum of one year program. Regular case management with an individualized program plan, appearances before the judge and a series of rewards and graduated sanctions.

17 OHI Screening Interview Eligible for DC NOT Eligible for DC Client Reports to Regular Court (Involvement Ends) Prosecutors Office Client DeclinesMeet with Caseworker AOD Assessment Stage of Change Assessment Summit County Drug Court: Client Orientation & Assessment GPRA Baseline Interview & Other Eval Tools Administered MH Need Assessment or Screen No Cognitive Behavioral Programming Needed Determined by LSI-R Score Low-Risk High-Risk Level 2 Cognitive Behavioral Programming Level 3 Cognitive Behavioral Programming Level 4 Cognitive Behavioral Programming MH Referrals to Community MH Partners Engage Clients Waiting to Access MH Tx (Treatment Retention) Engage Clients in Crisis (At Any Point in Clients DC Programming) Identify/Refer Opiate/Heroin Users in Need of Fast-track Detox Services No MH Services Needed Program Enhancements Indicated by Thick Border around Box. Red Arrows Indicate Optional Services to DC Clients; Provided Based on Individual Need. Employment Services Court Date/ Plea Made Education Services HIV Awareness Class Random Alcohol/Drug Testing In-House Treatment Drug Court Liaison Screens New Arrests START Police Department Client Accepts Stress/Anger Management Family/Support System Component Community Partner Referrals Approve Deny Treatment Initiation Program (TIP) Low Problem Awareness High Problem Awareness

18 Please contact Anne Gatti, PCC-S, Program Manager, at (330) , ext or


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