Judge Joyce V. Kimbler’s Mental Health Intervention Program (MHIP)

The mission of the MHIP is to provide a court supervised program which assists participants to responsibly engage in appropriate behavioral health care, based on their assessed needs, using effective, evidence based interventions and treatment resources that will enhance their likelihood of being productive members of society, and enhance community safety.

The MHIP will screen offenders for eligibility using the following criteria:

  • Any post conviction Community Control or Intervention In Lieu of Conviction (IILOC) eligible case(s) where the participants’ have severe and persistent mental illnesses that are contributing or mitigating factors in their legal involvement and for whom court-monitored treatment and other services would enhance their ability to lead a law-abiding life
  • The offender has been assessed and diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness or have a dual diagnosis of mental illness and chemical abuse/dependency which are contributing or mitigating factors in their legal involvement
  • The offender must be a resident of Medina County
  • The offender is determined to be moderate or high/moderate to high risk utilizing the Ohio Risk Assessment System (ORAS)
  • The offender must be mentally competent and have the capacity to adhere to the participation requirements.

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

  • The offender is charged with an offense for which a prison term is mandatory
  • The offender is charged with an offense involving the use of any weapon
  • The offender is charged with crime(s) of violence
  • The offender is actively working as a police informant
  • The offender is mentally incompetent
  • The offender poses a risk to the safety of themselves, staff, and/or the community

The Medina County MHIP 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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