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The following is a list of criteria the Coordinator will take into account when you are screened for the MCSAC program. In some extreme cases, the MCSAC Advisory Committee will be consulted for recommendations based on the policies and procedures that support the MCSAC Mission Statement.

  1. Your current charge can be deferred to community control sanctions (probation) by a Judge or Magistrate
  2. No history of violent behavior or a pattern of violent behavior
  3. No history of serve mental illness
  4. Current and past criminal behavior is drug and/or alcohol motivated
  5. A juvenile must be adjudicated as a Delinquent
  6. No evidence to support that the participant/offender has been involved in significant drug trafficking
  7. No evidence to support that the participant/offender has been involved in significant gang activities
  8. Participant/offender cannot be referred with a DUI or DWI only offense
  9. Participant/offender cannot be referred with any active holds or warrants from another jurisdiction and is otherwise eligible for security release
  10. Participant/offender, not specific to juveniles, must not be charged or convicted with a crime any more serious than a Felony of the Third Degree (F-3)
  11. A Family Court referral must have at least one child adjudicated as dependent, neglected or abused with an active Jobs and Family Services case plan (Childrens Services)

MCSAC Screening/Orientation

Your initial screening appointment will be set within seventy-two (72) hours of the referral in order to identify those participants eligible for MCSAC. A referral may be sent to the MCSAC Coordinator prior to any sentencing in cooperation with a Pre-Dispositional Investigation usually associated with the Juvenile Courts, or by the State of Ohio Adult Parole and Probation Authority or Morrow County Intensive Probation Department during the Pre-Sentence Investigations phases.

A written break down of results relating to the various screening tools such as the MAPP (Multi-dimensional Addictions and Personality Profile), "Am I An Addict" questionnaire, "Personal Drug Use" questionnaire, will be sent to the referral source with appropriate recommendations.

If the MCSAC Coordinator determines that the referred person meets the eligibility criteria, the referred person will be scheduled for an "in-take" to sign program paperwork and meet with the MCSAC Case Manager.

As a participant in the MCSAC Program you will be scheduled for the first available session of Drug Court. If you are between the ages of 12 and 17 you will be scheduled for Juvenile One Drug Court on the next available Thursday session between 3:30pm and 4:30pm. If you are between the ages of 18 to 21 you will be scheduled for Juvenile Two Drug Court on the next available Wednesday session between 3:30pm and 4:30pm. All adult referrals will automatically be scheduled for Adult Drug Court on the next available Thursday opposite date than Juvenile Two Drug Court between the hours of 4:00pm and 5:00pm. If the referring party is screened and accepted into the Family Drug Court, you will be scheduled similar to the Adult Drug Court with the exception that your review time is between 5:00pm and 5:30pm with the presiding judge or magistrate.

You will then follow a preset review schedule every other week in conjunction with your weekly office visit meetings with the MCSAC Case Manager.

Treatment Assessments/Follow Up

A treatment and/or AOD provider referral will be made during your orientation with the MCSAC Coordinator. The participant is required to attend that appointment within five (5) business days of setting the appointment. If a rescheduling of the treatment provider appointment is necessary for whatever the cause, the participant is required to notify the MCSAC Coordinator and/or MCSAC Case Manager the same day the rescheduling took place.

Several assessment tools, including the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI), "Who Me and WPI", could be utilized to determined the appropriate level of treatment or educational care that will be required to ensure a successful completion.

Upon completing the assessment process, the treatment and/or AOD education provider will notify the MCSAC Coordinator of any and all recommendations for the Court to take under consideration.

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