Cognitive Intervention Program (CIP)

The purpose of this program is to assist officers of Court Services and other area courts with bringing offenders into compliance with court orders and assisting with other needs the offender may have.

This program also offers short term (30-90 days) interventions, however interventions may be longer. Interventions are designed for offenders that exhibit the following behaviors (Admission is not limited to these):

  • Chronic no show for drug testing Sporadic attendance to treatment
  • Failure to make regular payments toward financial obligations to the court Positive drug test after substantial time of negative tests Sporadic positive drug tests Chronic no show for office visits
  • Educational, housing, and/or employment needs

These and other offender issues will be addressed through daily to weekly individual and/or group counseling sessions, EPICS sessions, Carey Guides, homework assignments, AA/NA meetings, working closely with the court Employment Specialist, and other community resources, community service referrals, etc.

This program is also working towards having AA/NA meetings on site at the courthouse along with Celebrate Recovery session.

Through this program, participa nts will learn and practice how to look into their thoughts, feelings, attitudes and beliefs, while discussing the risks associated with their present ways of thinking. In addition to use of various modalities of interventions, each participant will learn skills to change their thinking and behavior. This allows participants to take responsibility for their behaviors and to achieve and maintain long term behavior change.

CIP is appropriate for a wide range of offenders, but used directly for sanction (to reduce incarceration).

Quality Assurance Manager of Court Services

Quality Assurance (QA) is responsible for conducting a qualitative review of services and processes of Court Services to ensure that clients are receiving the highest quality of services from our Court Services staff and community providers. To ensure effectiveness QA monitors the department by:

  • Developing, implementing and analyzing key performance measures;
  • Regularly reporting on key performance measures;
  • Providing training, monitoring and coaching for staff in Evidence Based Practices (EPICS-Effective Practices in Community Supervision; ORAS-Ohio Risk Assessment Scales);
  • Managing quality assurance requirements associated with department grants;
  • Collaborating with line staff and members of the management team in the department for Peer and Executive CQI (continuous quality improvement);
  • Monitoring client and staff satisfaction with our department and our community providers;
  • Monitoring programs and program delivery for fidelity