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Medina Intervention Program is to improve the overall quality of life in the community by providing a court supervised program for substance dependent offenders.

Award Information

Awardee
Award #
15PBJA-22-GG-03970-DGCT
Location
Awardee County
Medina
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2022
Total funding (to date)
$750,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $750,000)

CATEGORY 2 ENHANCEMENT REQUEST: The Medina County Adult Drug Court program (Certified by Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Specialized Dockets), commonly known as the Medina Intervention Program (MIP) was formed in 2014 with a mission to improve the quality of opioid offenders pre/post adjudication. The MIP is located at 99 Public Square, Medina, Ohio, 44256; presided over by Judge Joyce V. Kimbler and administered by the Chief Probation Officer/Drug Court Administrator, Veronica Perry ([email protected], Phone: 330-725-9791). The MIP can currently manage a daily maximum capacity of 40 clients and the MIP cannot continue providing adequate services without federal funding assistance and respectfully requests $750,000.00 to further support the overall goals/objectives of the program.  The minimum program length is 15 months to a maximum of 36 months with the average length being approximately 24 months.

The current target population is non-violent/non-sex offenders assessed/diagnosed with a substance use disorder and showing the required ORAS-targeted risk/needs levels.  The MIP utilizes the overall goals and objectives within the NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practices Standards and the 10 key components specifically Standard 5 (page 9) and Standard 6 (page 9). 

Current BJA funding (Expiring September of 2022) provided appropriate MAT services to clients as a comprehensive treatment program when abstinence-based treatment couldn’t adequately address their addiction issues.  In this grant application, MAT services will continue for clients and include transportation MAT required services.

Medina County is working to administer comprehensive strategies that address the substance abuse crisis and prevent overdose.  The MIP enhancement strategies proposed in this grant application will build upon the community supervision program allowing for necessary tools and resources, while utilizing the most current evidence-based practices and principles to intervene with participants who abuse substances.   Long-term success is the heart of the MIP.  The MIP provides a court-supervised program that assists/supports law enforcement and other criminal justice partners, to prevent future crime by substance addicted offenders.  The MIP wishes to enhance their current court operations and services, increase participant supervision/management/services and provide provisions and coordination of recovery support services.   

Data will be collected/recorded using the Ohio Community Supervision Systems (OCSS) and substance abuse monitoring system.  Data collected will track 12- and 24-month program benchmarks and evaluate program effectiveness.   

The MIP is not currently leveraging any other federal funding sources nor has the drug court ever applied for or received funding from the Drug Court Planning Initiative or the DWI Foundational Grant.

Date Created: September 28, 2022