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Corrections Planning

Court House Square 
310 West Lakeside Ave. #701 
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Martin P. Murphy

Note: to reach the probation department, please call 443-5514

Develop and support community corrections in Cuyahoga County.

Cuyahoga County Corrections Planning Board exists to create an environment to improve the coordination of community corrections at all levels of the criminal justice system.

Toward this end, the Corrections Planning Board members and staff will work to:

  • Provide effective alternatives to incarceration
  • Enhance public safety and protection of victims
  • Seek and secure funding and resources
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with stakeholders


  • Review current resources
  • Identify needs and gaps, especially special populations
  • Survey best practices
  • Develop new programs and services as needed
  • Enhance or improve existing programs and services


  • Identify criminal justice system needs and challenges
  • Survey best practices
  • Identify funding sources
  • Protect current funding sources
  • Form and guide collaborations to address needs and affect necessary change


  • Expand collaboration with stakeholders
  • Expand community representation and involvement
  • Gather, share and disseminate county-wide information

To develop, implement, and operate a local community-based corrections plan and reduce the number of non-dangerous offenders committed to the state penal system and to local jails while maintaining public safety.

Qualifications (as defined by the O.R.C.):
The Board shall include an administrator of a county, multi county, municipal-county, or multi-county municipal jail or workhouse located in the county, a county commissioner of that county, a judge of the Court of Common Pleas of that county, a judge of a municipal court or county court of that county, an attorney whose practice of law primarily involves the representation of criminal defendants, the chief law enforcement officer of the largest municipal corporation located in the county, the county sheriff, one or more prosecutors, one or more representatives of the public, one of whom shall be a victim of crime, one or more additional representatives of the law enforcement community, one or more additional representatives of the judiciary, one or more additional representatives of the field or corrections, and officials from the largest municipal corporation located in the county. A majority of the members of the board shall be employed in the adult criminal justice field. At least two members of the board shall be members of the largest racial minority population, if any, in the county, and at least two other members of the board shall be women.

Appointing Authority    Length of Term
Cuyahoga County  8  3 years
Ex-Officio Membership    
Presiding Judge of Common Pleas Court*  1  3 years
President, Board of County Commissioners  1  
Sheriff of County  1
Prosecutor of County  1
Chief of Police of Cleveland  1
Chief Adult Probation Officer, Common Pleas Court  1

* Presiding Judge of Common Pleas Courts serves in ex-officio capacity, appoints 1 member and serves as Chairperson of the Board.

Public Meetings:
The Corrections Planning Board meetings are scheduled at least semi-annually at 9:30 a.m. on a Wednesday at the Justice Center Sequestered Jury Room on the 4th Floor.

O.R.C. 5149.34
Resolution No. 063317
Resolution No. 333341