Judge Joyce V. Kimbler’s Medina Intervention Program (MIP)

The mission of the Medina County Drug Court is to improve the overall quality of life in the community by providing a court supervised program for substance dependent offenders that will enhance their likelihood of being productive members of society, while keeping the community safe.

The MIP Drug Court will screen offenders for eligibility using the following criteria:

  • Any post conviction Community Control or Intervention In Lieu of Conviction (IILOC) eligible case where alcohol and/or drug use was directly or indirectly related to the offense;
  • The offender does not have to be a resident of Medina County;
  • The offender must be assessed and diagnosed as chemically dependent by the In-house counselor and/or community agency treatment provider.
  • The male offender is determined to be high/moderate to high risk and the female offender is determined to be high/moderate to high risk and/or low/moderate risk utilizing the Ohio Risk Assessment System (ORAS);
  • The offender must be mentally competent and have the developmental capacity to adhere to the participation requirements.

Potential participants are ineligible for participation in the MIP if any of the following exist:

  • The offender is charged with an offense for which a prison term is mandatory;
  • The offender is actively working as a police informant;
  • The offender is mentally incompetent and/or has an mental health disorder; which would prevent or interfere with successful completion of the program;
  • The offender is an integral part of a distribution or manufacturing network or actively engaged in crimes to benefit a gang.

The Medina County MIP will not deny an offender admission to the specialized docket program based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, citizenship, marital status, veteran’s status, or any disability.

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