Juveniles being held in the Juvenile Detention Center received tutoring services through Capital University
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In May 2015, the Commissioners adopted a resolution supporting the Stepping Up Initiative, a national initiative to help advance the County’s efforts to reduce the number of adults with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders in the jail.
The following are highlights of the County’s Stepping Up efforts through 2016.
- In 2016, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office began implementing an Objective Classification System that allows the corrections staff to effectively classify inmates housed at Franklin County Correctional Facilities to ensure they are placed and housed in a safe manner. Also, the Sheriff’s Office now conducts the Brief Mental Health Screen at booking to better identify those with mental illnesses and in need of follow up assessment and treatment services.
- The ADAMH Board embedded a three person Jail Liaison team from Southeast, Inc. within the Correctional Center to provide in-reach services and connect people to community based services upon release from jail. It was anticipated the program would annually serve approximately 600 individuals screening as medium or high risk on the Brief Mental Health Screen. However, an average of 250 individuals per month is being referred for services. Despite this volume, Southeast, Inc. has completed 220 Level of Care assessments as of October 31, 2016. An effort to scale the program to size through leveraging additional funds is underway for 2017.
- In partnership with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Columbus Division of Police and Fire, ADAMH, Southeast, Inc., Franklin University, and Mighty Crow Media, the Pathways to Women’s Healthy Living Program was launched in the Franklin County Correctional Center II on March 1, 2016. Pathways targets female offenders with a confirmed mental health and/or co-occurring diagnosis and a significant history of criminal justice involvement. The goal of the program is to reduce the number of individuals with a mental health diagnosis in the jail by increasing their access to quality pre- and post- release services, thereby reducing their likelihood of return to incarceration. Since launching the program, 18 females successfully completed the program. As of November 1, 2016, only two of the 43 female participants have recidivated based on preliminary evaluation. A detailed analysis of 2016 activities will be released in early 2017.
Animal Care & Control
Dogs Redeemed by owner
Dogs Sent to rescue groups
Days on adoption floor for dogs (average)
Days on adoption floor for puppies (average)
Civil cases in the Common Pleas General Division
Criminal cases in the Common Pleas General Division
Cases in Juvenile Division
Cases in Probate Court
Marriage licenses issued by the Probate Court
Cases in the Domestic Relations Division