Summit County, Ohio: Summit County Court of Common Pleas General Division Judge Amy Corrigall Jones is pleased to announce the Second Annual Summit County Resource Event. The Resource Event is being held virtually this year on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The following community partners will present on services they offer:
Joann Sahl, University of Akron – Certificate for Qualification of Employment and Driver’s License Reinstatement
Lori Mann, Financial Coach
Don Lykes, Fathers and Sons
Shelly Woodruff, Child Support Enforcement Agency
Brian Bidlingmyer, YMCA
Geno Toney-Dream Team Boxing, Community Advocate
Karen Daniels, UMADOAP
Toni Johnson, Akron Urban League
Charnee Barnes, Grief Recovery Specialist
Curtis Williams-Counselor, Minority Behavioral Health
Andrew Felberg—Stark State
Clarence Drake, Veterans Service Commission
Rev. John Schluep, Warriors Journey Home
The Resource Event is held in furtherance of the Valor Court and SCORR Program mission.
Summit County Valor Court, developed and led by Presiding Judge Amy Corrigall Jones, was established based on the recognition that many of our veterans return to civilian life with serious trauma both physical and mental, which has led to their involvement with the criminal justice system. By providing this court, veterans receive access to programs, treatment and interaction with mentors in a collaborative initiative to enhance chances of success.
The Summit County Offender Recidivism Reduction “SCORR” Program, developed and led by presiding Judge Amy Corrigall Jones, was established to provide high risk offenders with a swift, certain and fair approach to community supervision. SCORR provides increased support and resources to improve offender outcomes while on supervision, leading to a crime free lifestyle.
The goal of the event is to connect SCORR and Valor Court participants with resources, services, and support to improve their chance of community integration and well-being, allowing them to live a successful and satisfying lifestyle.
Corrigall Jones said the inaugural Resource Event last year received such a positive response, the team knew immediately they would continue providing Resource Event programming for participants.
Judge Corrigall Jones concluded, “The Resource Event shows participants there is hope and that many resources are available. When they’re getting this level of help, it lets them know—you know what? My community does care.”
Contact: Susan Sweeney, Esq
Assistant Court Executive Officer