Summit County, Ohio: Judge Amy Corrigall Jones, Administrative Judge of the Summit County Common Pleas Court General Division, is pleased to announce the Court has received a grant from the State Justice Institute (SJI) to fund an assessment of the Summit County Adult Probation Department. SJI was established by federal law in 1984 to award grants to improve the quality of justice in state courts, and foster innovative, efficient solutions to common issues faced by all courts. The study is being conducted by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), an independent, nonprofit court improvement organization founded at the urging of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren E. Burger.
“The National Center for State Courts is a national and global leader in helping courts improve the administration of justice and delivery of services and we are grateful to have received funding from the State Justice Institute in order to engage their services,” stated Judge Corrigall Jones.
NCSC staff will evaluate alignment with best practices for probation and pretrial services by assessing the current structure, policies, and practices of the department. Recommendations will be made to guide the Summit County Court of Common Pleas Adult Probation Department in becoming a model probation department in the State of Ohio.
“The Court has become critically involved in ensuring all of its programs and departments are performing exceptionally,” stated Judge Corrigall Jones. ”We will use the information provided by the National Center to guide decisions and produce outcomes that probation clients, victims, and the community expect,” concluded Judge Corrigall Jones.