The Ohio Statewide System Reform Program

CONTACT INFORMATION

Specialized Dockets Section
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 6th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3431

Phone: 614.387.9425
Fax: 614.387.9409
E-mail: specdocs@sc.ohio.gov

Manager:
Monica D. Kagey, MBA, LSW

Policy Counsel:
Alicia Feehery Wolf, Esq.
614.387.9428

Policy Counsel:
Michele Worobiec, Esq.
614.387.9431

Policy Analyst:
LaTonya Harris
614.387.9453

Program Coordinator:
Sarah Jeu
614.387.9430

Vision
Ohio will have a coordinated system that strengthens families and communities with enhanced integrated services for children and families with substance use and mental health needs.

Mission
To establish a comprehensive strategy for statewide multi-system reform that improves outcomes for children and families in the child welfare system with substance use and mental health challenges.

Goals

  1. Develop strategies to increase the number of participants family drug courts can serve and the number of family drug courts operating in Ohio.
  2. Develop strategies to incorporate key elements of family drug courts that are most effective in improving outcomes for children and families with addiction issues.
  3. Develop strategies to enhance the availability of services for children and families affected by substance use and other co-occurring disorders in Ohio.

Ohio Family Drug Court - Statewide System Reform Program

According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, 42.7 percent of individuals who come into contact with the Ohio child welfare system have been identified as having a substance abuse issue. Additionally, 52.6 percent of those individuals who are screened into the Ohio child welfare system have identified substance abuse issues. A significant gap exists in Ohio’s ability to effectively serve all families in the child welfare system affected by parental substance abuse.

The Ohio Statewide Systems Reform Program (SSRP) is examining strategies to address identified service gaps for this population. The purpose of the initiative is to expand the number of clients that can be served through the family drug court model along with related best practice strategies and services to improve outcomes for children and families with substance use and mental health challenges.

SSRP State Partners

Demonstration Sites

Phase I Demonstration Sites
Expansion - Clermont County, Lucas County, Union County
Infusion - Ashtabula County, Coshocton County, Henry County
Phase II Demonstration Sites
Expansion - Hardin County, Summit County
Infusion - Hancock County, Ross County, Wayne County

Resources

OSATG SSRP Powerpoint

Ohio SSRP All Demonstration Site Meeting

Meetings

SSRP Demonstration Site Meeting
May 24, 2017
Quest Conference Center
8405 Pulsar Pl.
Columbus, OH 43240
Registration
Meeting agenda

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This project is supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs.

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