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Cleveland Municipal Court to Implement Pre-Trial Risk Assessment Tool

Dec 05, 2016
The Cleveland Municipal Court will formally announce a partnership with the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) to implement an evidence-based pre-trial risk assessment tool that judges can use to help them decide which defendants pose a risk to public safety and should be detained prior to trial, and which can be safely released.
Contact:  Ed Ferenc, Public Information Officer                                   
Cleveland Municipal Court
216 664 6787 / 216 789 2597
ference@cmcoh.org     www.cmcoh.org

What:      The Cleveland Municipal Court will formally announce a partnership with the Laura and
                John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) to implement an evidence-based pre-trial risk
                assessment tool that judges can use to help them decide which defendants pose a risk to
                public safety and should be detained prior to trial, and which can be safely released.

When:     Tuesday, December 6, 2016
                11:30 a.m.

Where:    Justice Center, Courtroom 15-A
                1200 Ontario Street
                Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Who:      Ronald B. Adrine, Administrative/Presiding Judge, Cleveland Municipal Court
                Matt Alsdorf, Vice President of Criminal Justice, LJAF
                Frank Jackson, Mayor of Cleveland
                Kevin Kelley, Cleveland City Council President
                Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive
                Timothy McGinty, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor
                Lisa Williamson, First Assistant to Incoming Prosecutor Michael O’Malley
                Barbara Langhenry, City of Cleveland Law Director
                Kimberly Barnett, City of Cleveland Prosecutor
                Robert Tobik, Cuyahoga County Defender
                John J. Russo, Admin/Presiding Judge Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
                K. J. Montgomery, Judge Shaker Heights Municipal Court
                Patrick Carroll, Judge, Lakewood Municipal Court
                Earle B. Turner, Cleveland Clerk of Court
                Clifford Pinkney, Sheriff, Cuyahoga County
                Rebecca Rupert McMahon, Executive Director of the Cleveland Metro Bar
                Presidents of the Norman Minor and Hispanic Bar Associations

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