Programs and Partnerships
Mahoning County Common Pleas Drug Court
- Pending non-violent felony.
- Must not have had a prior conviction for a violent offense.
- Must have the desire to seek help for a drug/alcohol addiction.
- Average length of program is 12-24 months.
Family Dependency Treatment Courts (FDTC)
FDTC is a court docket for cases of child abuse or neglect in which parent substance abuse and/or mental health is a contributing factor.
- Judges, attorneys, child protection services and treatment personnel unite with the goal of providing safe, nurturing and permanent homes for children.
- Provide parents with the necessary support and services they need to become drug- and alcohol-abstinent.
- Aid parents or guardians in regaining control of their lives, and promote long-term stabilized recovery to enhance the possibility of family reunification within mandatory legal timeframes.
Jail Services (Groups, Assessing, IROCS [Incarceration to Release Offender Coordinated Services])
IROCS is a coordinated effort to identify offenders that are dealing with mental health or substance use disorders.
Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office, Quick Response Team (QRT)
The purpose of the QRT is to make immediate contact with overdose victims. Through this initiative, the sheriff’s office works with counselors from Meridian HealthCare to help those who overdose and their families get mental health and treatment resources.
Juvenile Specialty Court Programs
Department of Youth Services Re-entry Program (DYS)
- TASC works with all youth returning to the county who have previously been sentenced to a state facility for youth. TASC assists in re-integration and offers referrals to needed services in the community. This is a joint project with the state parole board, the courts and TASC.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group (CBT)
- TASC teaches a CBT group in detention for youth that are placed on this specific unit by a Judge or Magistrate. TASC recognizes that youth with substance use or mental health issues benefit from this type of intervention.