April 27, 2012
From the Court: Ties Program - "Treatment is Essential to Success"
76.01 Creation of Specialized Docket, “The TIES Program.” There is hereby created in the Court in its criminal division, a specialized docket for the handling of convictions of third, fourth, and fifth degree non-violent felonies and first degree misdemeanors that are recognized to have occurred because of alcohol or other drugs and/or co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders. This specialized docket shall be named “Treatment is Essential to Success” and shall be known as the “TIES Program.” Persons sentenced to community control who qualify for the TIES program will be supervised by a judge, known as the TIES Program Judge, reporting to that judge on a frequent basis, along with other TIES Program participants.
[Local Rules 76.02, 76.03, and 76.04 remain unchanged.]
76.05 Eligibility Criteria for TIES Program Admission.
A. Potential TIES Program participants may enter the program on new charges, a probation violation or as a condition of judicial release. In any of these situations, the original charge may not be an offense of violence as defined in R.C. 2901.01, with the exception of domestic violence, which must be determined on a case-by-case basis, nor may it be a sexually oriented offense. The original charge(s) must be of no higher level than a felony of the third degree, and the conviction must be to a third, fourth, or fifth degree felony or a first degree misdemeanor.
[The remainder of Local Rule 76.05 remains unchanged. Local Rules 76.06 through 76.14 remain unchanged.]