Special Board Funded Programs

Big Brothers & Big Sisters
325 N. State Street, Girard, Ohio 44420 (330)545-0002

ACLD Learning Center118 East Wood St.
Youngstown, Ohio 44503
(330) 746-0604 Provides tutoring services, on site counseling and support services for students and their parents. Incorporates programs and materials into the academic curriculum that address the students mental health issues.

Alzheimer’s Assistance & Referral Network3695 Boardman-Canfield Rd, Canfield, OH 44406
(330) 533-3300 Education and support services to care givers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease.

Coalition For A Drug Free Mahoning County
P.O. Box 3883, Youngstown OH 44513
(330) 771-7732
Our mission is to educate, advocate, and empower the community to prevent substance abuse and promote mental health across the lifespan in Mahoning County.

Forensic Psychiatric Center of Northeast Ohio, Inc.
5212 Mahoning Avenue, Ste 317, Youngstown, Ohio 44515 (330) 792-1918
The Mission of the Forensic Center is to provide written forensic evaluations to the common pleas and lower courts of Ashtabula, Columbiana Mahoning and Trumbull counties for pretrial, pre-sentence and post-sentence adjudication. The Forensic Center also provides monitoring services to the common pleas and lower courts of Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties for those individuals found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity and Not Competent to Stand Trial – Un-restorable under criminal court jurisdiction.

Mahoning County Common Pleas Felony Drug CourtThe Mahoning County Drug Court is an innovative approach in dealing with the impact of drugs and substance abuse related crimes on our community. The Drug Court is an alternative approach in which substance abusing offenders are placed into community-based treatment programs instead of being incarcerated in state prison.Judges, attorneys, law enforcement officials and treatment professionals work collaboratively as a team to divert substance abusing offenders out of the criminal justice system and aid them in living productive and drug/alcohol free lives.Incarceration of substance abusing offenders costs between $20,000 and $50,000 per person per year. In contrast, a comprehensive drug court system typically costs less than $2,500 annually for each offender or 10% of the incarceration rate.The Justice Programs Office at American University reports that approximately 100,000 drug-using offenders have participated in drug court programs since their inception in 1989. In 1997, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that 71% of all offenders since 1989 have successfully completed their drug court program or are currently active in the program.In 1999, 60-80% of all crimes at the state and local level were drug and/or alcohol related. In 2004 that figure was closer to 90% of all crimes committed are drug or alcohol related.

What is the Drug Court Program?
First, the primary function of the Drug Court Program is to ensure that the individual lives a drug and alcohol free life. The Drug Court Program is a formal legal process where substance abusing individuals who have been arrested for non-violent, non-sex related, non-weapons related felony may choose to enter a drug rehabilitation program, instead of facing a potential jail/prison term.

Who is eligible?
Individuals who have currently been charged with 4th or 5th degree drug-related felonies are eligible. Only individuals with non-violent, non-sex, non-weapons related charges, both past and present will be considered. Also, there has to be evidence of a drug addiction problem. Finally, drug traffickers will not be considered for the Drug Court.What are the advantages?

What are advantages?
Drug Court participants receive the appropriate drug or alcohol treatment. They obtain their drivers licenses, earn their GED and become employed. Participants are reunited with their families and become productive members of society. In the end, upon successful completion of the program, the felony charges are dismissed and the individual is on his/her road to recovery. 

How tough is it to successfully complete?
 The program is not easy … but for a motivated individual it can be life changing. Drug Court participants are to meet the following requirements:

  • Not use any mood altering chemicals, including alcohol
  • Submit to urine screens
  • Attend all counseling sessions and complete assignments
  • Appear in Court on a weekly basis
  • Follow all the rules of the treatment agency, T.A.S.C., the Adult Parole Authority and the Drug Court
  • Avoid all criminal behavior
  • Avoid and agree not to socialize with drug-using people

How successful is the program?
 Since the Felony Drug Court first became operational in 1998, over 400 participants have entered the program. There have been 200 successful graduates of the Mahoning County Common Pleas Drug Court and of that number only 10% have been charged with a new criminal offense. The national recidivism rate for drug courts is over 30%!

How does one become a participant?
 To become a Drug Court participant an individual needs to express interest to the Judge, their attorney, the Prosecutor or the Common Pleas Drug Court Coordinator.

  • Participants in the Mahoning County Justice Center can call CCA Jail Services, (330) 744-7912, extension 3472.
  • Contact the Common Pleas Drug Court Prosecutor, Kevin Trapp, at (330) 740-2330
  • Contact the Common Pleas Drug Court Coordinator, Amy Klumpp, at (330) 743-9509
  • Contact the T.A.S.C. Case Manager at (330) 743-2192

What are the agencies that comprise the Drug Court Team?

Adult Parole Authority
2503 Belmont Ave.
Youngstown, Ohio 44505
(330) 744-8978
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Community Corrections Association
1507 Market St.
Youngstown, Ohio 44507
(330) 744-5143
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Meridian Services, Inc.
527 N. Meridian Rd.
Youngstown, Ohio 44509
(330) 797-0070
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Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic
2151 Rush Blvd.
Youngstown, Ohio 44507
(330) 744-1181
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TASC (Treatment Alternative to Street Crime)
105 E. Boardman St.
Youngstown, Ohio 44503
(330) 743-2192
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Who Are The Drug Court Staff?
Honorable John M. Durkin: Drug Court Judge
Amy J. Klumpp: Drug Court Coordinator
Kevin Trapp: Drug Court Prosecutor

Mahoning County Mental Health Felony Court
The Board’s Mental Health Felony Court is an innovative approach in dealing with mentally ill offenders. The premise is to divert them from the justice system using intensive programming and treatment.

The Mahoning County Mental Health Felony Court is a collaborative effort of local Judges, prosecutors, attorneys, probation and treatment professionals. Their goal is to move the mentally ill out of the criminal justice system by teaching them to make healthy changes affecting their lives.

Provides comprehensive mediation and conflict resolution services. Civil mediations include: landlord/tenant, neighborhood, family, small claims, consumer, property and interpersonal disputes.

Potential Development Program
209 West Woodland Ave.
Youngstown, Ohio 44502
(330) 746-7641
Provides services to preschool and school aged children with developmental delays, challenging behaviors and autism spectrum disorders.

Promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual persons through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-formed public; advocacy, to end discrimination and secure equal rights. 330-747-2696

Sojourner House Domestic Violence Program 330-747-4040 or their 24-hour Phone Line (866) 436-6269

Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries
2747 Belmont Ave.
Youngstown, Ohio 44505
(330) 759-7921

For a complete list of Behavioral Health certified agencies, click on the link below