Medina County Courthouse

Monday, November 28, 2011

Medina County Probation Department Awarded Grants from State

Judge James L. Kimbler announced on Monday, November 28, 2011, that the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation has given the Medina County Probation Department permission to apply for a $253,454.00 grant to the Medina County Adult Probation Department. This grant will be used over the next 18 months to put offenders on home incarceration and to place offenders in half-way houses in Summit and Cuyahoga Counties.

Veronica Perry, Chief Probation Officer of the Medina County Adult Probation Department, applied for the grant in October of 2011. The grant was made available following the adoption of House Bill 86, the new criminal sentencing bill that took effect on September 30, 2011.

Ms. Perry also announced on Monday that her department has received also received permission from the Department to apply for a technology grant. This grant will be used to gather and store electronic data about offenders. This date will the be used by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to track the efficiency of sanctions that are used to punish Ohio's offenders.

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