ANNUAL REPORT
2012
MAUMEE MUNICIPAL
COURT
GARY L. BYERS, JUDGE
ANNUAL REPORT
2012
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Page Number
Date of Establishment; Authority; Governmental Unit of Administration;
Territorial Jurisdiction; Territorial Population; Number of Open Sessions
3
Positions in the Municipal Court
4
Civil Cases Pending, Filed, Reactivated & Disposed of
5
Five Year Comparison of Civil Cases Filed with Graph
6
Mediation Cases Pending, Referrals, Successful & Unsuccessful
7
Civil Statement of Receipts and Disbursements
8
Traffic/Criminal Cases Pending, Filed, Reactivated & Disposed of
10
Five Year Comparison of Traffic/Criminal Cases Filed with Graph
12
Receipts/Refunds/Reimbursements – Criminal and Bond Accounts
13
Traffic/Criminal Receipts
14
Disbursements/Expenses
15
Traffic/Criminal Video Hearings
24
Victim Advocate
24
Probation Division, Pretrial Supervision, Kiosk Reporting, and Probation
Activities
25
Domestic Violence/Anger Management Statistics
30
Secured Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM),
Electronic Home Monitoring (EHM), and Global Positioning Satellite (GPS)
31
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MAUMEE MUNICIPAL COURT, MAUMEE, OHIO
Date of Establishment:
Authority:
January 1, 1964
Section 1901.01 of the Ohio Revised Code
Governmental Unit of Administration:
City of Maumee
Territorial Jurisdiction: All of Lucas County lying south of the northern boundary of the Ohio
Turnpike consisting of the following: City of Maumee, Village of Waterville, Village of
Whitehouse, Providence and Waterville Townships, and those portions of Swanton, Monclova,
and Springfield Townships lying south of the northern boundary of the Ohio Turnpike.
Territorial Population by 2010 Federal Census: 46,011*
Number of Open Sessions Held:
247.5**
*The territorial population of the Maumee Municipal Court has been provided by the Supreme Court of Ohio.
**A deputy clerk is on duty twenty-four hours a day, three hundred and sixty-five (365) days a year.
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POSITIONS IN THE COURT
Judge
Gary L. Byers
Clerk
Full time Deputy Clerks
Part-time Deputy Clerks
Chief Bailiff
Part-time Deputy Bailiffs
Chief Supervision Officer
Supervision Officers
Part-time Supervision Officer
The court has staff on duty at the Maumee Police Division anytime the court is closed.
This includes weekends and holidays. We have two full-time deputy clerks on duty
during weekday hours and four part-time deputy clerks who work weekends and
holidays. Our after-hours staff also aids the Maumee Police Division with the public
who come into the building and need assistance after normal business hours.
Everyone entering the Maumee Municipal Building is required to pass through a
magnetometer (metal detector).
Packages and purses must be inspected for
contraband by going through an X-ray machine. The court’s security bailiffs not only
scan individuals coming into the municipal building, but also help out when they see a
situation which may become volatile. They are also required to serve in court when
needed.
In the last quarter of 2012, over 15,000 people passed through the magnetometer.
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CIVIL CASES PENDING, FILED, REACTIVATED &
DISPOSED OF
Number of Cases Pending 2011:
Trusteeships
Civil
Rent Escrow
Small Claims
TOTAL
5
195
1
26
227
227
Trusteeships
Civil
Rent Escrow
Small Claims
TOTAL
0
852
0
142
994
994
1
1
Number of Cases Filed in 2012:
Reactivated
Civil Cases
Total Number of Cases:
1,222
Breakdown of New Civil Cases Filed per
Municipality:
Maumee
Waterville
Whitehouse
Waterville Twp.
Swanton
All Other Cases
TOTAL
426
68
65
18
2
415
994
Trusteeships
Civil
Rent Escrow
Small Claims
TOTAL
3
820
1
141
965
Trusteeships
Civil
Rent Escrow
Small Claims
TOTAL
2
228
0
27
257
Number of Civil Cases Heard & Disposed of in 2012:
-965
Number of Civil Cases Pending in 2012:
Total Number of Civil Cases Pending 12/31/2012:
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257
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CIVIL CASES FILED COMPARISON FROM 2007 TO 2012
Year
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
982
947
910
856
852
255
251
206
135
142
4
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
1,241
1,199
1,117
992
994
Case Type
Civil
Small
Claims
Trusteeship
Rent
Escrow
Total New
Cases Filed
Civil Cases Filed
1200
1000
982
947
910
856
852
800
Civil
Small Claims
600
400
Trusteeship
255
251
Rent Escrow
206
135
200
4 0
1 0
0 1
0 1
142
0 0
0
2008
2009
2010
2011
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MEDIATION CASES
Number of Mediation Cases Pending End of 2011:
Civil
Small Claims
Criminal
TOTAL
1
17
0
18
Number of Cases Referred to Mediation:
Civil
Small Claims
Criminal
Reactivated
TOTAL
17
142
0
0
159
Number of Successful Mediations:
Civil
Small Claims
Criminal
TOTAL
11
70
0
81
Number of Unsuccessful Mediations:
Civil
Small Claims
Criminal
TOTAL
3
9
0
12
Cases in Which No Mediations Were Held:
Civil
Small Claims
Criminal
TOTAL
1
64
0
65
Number of Cases Pending:
Civil
Small Claims
Criminal
TOTAL
3
16
0
19
Total Number of Mediation Cases Pending 12/31/2012:
Mediation Statistics for 2012:
Successful Mediations:*
Unsuccessful Mediations:
19
87.10%
12.90%
*Settled at or prior to Mediation
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STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND
DISBURSEMENTS
CIVIL DIVISION
$
Cash Carried Over December 31, 2011:
Receipts:
10,269.81
504,267.53
$
514,537.34
Disbursements:
Judgment
Security for Costs
Deposits and Tenders
Other (witness fees, garnishee fees, jury deposits, etc.)
$
365,102.62
19,646.22
0.00
0.00
$
384,748.84
384,748.84
Paid to Finance Director - City of Maumee:
Clerk and Bailiff Fees
General Special Projects Fund
City of Maumee General Fund
Paid to Treasurer - State of Ohio
83,127.04
9,670.00
0.00
23,012.00
$
115.809.04
$
Total Disbursements:
115,809.04
500,557.88
-500,557.88
$
Balance as of 12/31/2012:
13,979.46
TRUSTEESHIP DIVISION
$
Cash Carried Over December 31, 2011:
Receipts:
1,095.00
1,903.00
2,998.00
2,998.00
Disbursements:
$
Paid to Creditors
Security
$
2,888.32
0
2,888.32
$
0.00
59.68
0.00
59.68
Paid to Finance Director - City of Maumee
Trusteeship Filing Fees
2% of Amount Disbursed to Creditors
Additional New Creditors
Total Disbursements
2,888.32
59.68
2,948.00
-2,948.00
$
Balance as of 12/31/2012:
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50.00
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RENT ESCROW
Cash Carried Over December 31, 2011:
575.02
$
Receipts:
Interest:
575.00
0.03
$$1,150.0502
Total Receipts
$
1,150.05
$
1,150.05
$
0
Disbursements:
$ 1,138.50
Paid Landlord(s)
Paid Tenants
0.00
Paid to Finance Director - City of Maumee
11.55
Other
$
0.00
Total Disbursements
$
1,150.05
Balance as of 12/31/2012:
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TRAFFIC/CRIMINAL CASES PENDING, FILED, REACTIVATED,
UNAVAILABLE & DISPOSED OF:
Criminal and Traffic Cases Pending from 2011:
721
Number of Criminal Cases Filed:
Felony Cases
Misdemeanor Cases
Total Criminal:
188
963
1,151
1,151
219
7,730
7,949
7,949
Number of Traffic Cases Filed:
OVI
Other Traffic
Total Traffic:
Total Cases:
9,821
Breakdown per Municipality/Other:
Maumee
Waterville
Whitehouse
Waterville Twp.
Swanton
Other
Totals:
Criminal
688
76
81
14
4
288
Traffic
1,930
329
244
168
18
5,260
Total
2,618
405
325
182
22
5,548
7,949
9,100
1,151
Reactivated Cases:
Criminal
505
Traffic
668
Total Number of Reactivated Cases:
1,173
Adjusted Total Cases:
1,173
10,994
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Adjusted Total Cases Brought Forward:
10,994
Unavailable Cases:
Criminal
584
Traffic
614
Total Number of Unavailable Cases:
1,198
Total Cases Pending, Filed, and Reactivated:
-1,198
9,796
Total Cases Heard and Disposed of:
Criminal
1,074
Traffic
7,914
Total Cases Heard and Disposed of:
8,988
-8,988
Number of Cases Pending:
Criminal
241
Traffic
567
808
Total Traffic/Criminal Cases Pending 12/31/2012:
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808
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TRAFFIC/CRIMINAL CASES FILED COMPARISON FROM 2007 TO 2012
YEAR
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Criminal
1,230
1,166
1,115
1,019
1,151
Traffic
9,027
7,587
7,665
6,745
7,949
Total New Cases
Filed
10,257
8,753
8,780
8,582
9,100
CASE TYPE
Criminal / Traffic Cases Filed
10,000
9,027
9,000
7,587
8,000
7,949
7,665
6,745
7,000
6,000
5,000
Criminal
4,000
Traffic
3,000
2,000
1,230
1,166
1,115
1,019
1,151
1,000
0
2008
2009
2010
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RECEIPTS/REFUNDS/REIMBURSEMENTS:
CRIMINAL ACCOUNT
Balance Brought Forward 1/1/2012:
0.00
Receipts
Distribution from Bond Account (Forfeitures)
$1,318,851.48
79,045.90
Total Receipts:
$1,397,897.38
Restitution and Refunds
Reimbursements
Cashbook Debits
$
50,325.51
1,084.50
588.00
Total Restitution,Refunds,and Reimbursements Paid
$
51,998.01
$1,397,897.38
-51,998.01
Sub-total:
$1,345,899.37
Total Disbursed to Agencies:
-1,345,899.37
Criminal Balance 12/31/2012:
0.00
BOND ACCOUNT
Balance Brought Forward as of 1/12012:
$
Receipts
35,386.00
280,872.00
Total:
$
Distribution to Criminal Account for Forfeitures
Bond Refunds
$ 79,045.90
222,724.10
Total Distributions and Refunds:
$ 301,770.00
Bond Balance – 12/31/2012:
$ 301,770.00
$
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316,258.00
14,488.00
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RECEIPTS
TRAFFIC/CRIMINAL DIVISION
$
Municipal Ordinance Fines and Forfeitures
Fines and Forfeitures from State Highway Patrol Arrests
156,785.00
244,519.10
All Other Fines and Forfeitures
74,056.58
Costs for State Reparations Rotary Fund (Victims)
70,427.40
Costs for Indigent Defense Support Fund
166,260.50
Municipal Ordinance Costs
225,940.40
Reimbursements for Witness, Juror, Mileage, Service Payments, Public Defender
9,517.00
Reimbursement from CCNO Work Release Program
1,901.45
All Other Costs
295,876.02
Maumee Parking Violations Payments
1,530.00
Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority
75.00
Costs for Lucas County Law Library Association
2,791.42
General Special Projects Fund
96,219.50
$
Total Receipts Disbursed to Agencies:
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1,345,899.37
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DISBURSEMENTS
Paid to the City of Maumee:
Maumee Ordinance Fines and Forfeitures
$
117,095.00
Municipal Ordinance Costs
225,940.40
All Other Costs
206,590.00
Maumee's Share of Fines and Forfeitures from State Highway Patrol
Arrests for Violations of Traffic Law Under Sections 4511-13 of the
Ohio Revised Code (1/2 of 40% of such fines and forfeitures)
20,384.73
Maumee's Share of Aforesaid Fines and Forfeitures from State Highway
Patrol Arrests for Payment to the Lucas County Law Library
(1/2 of 40% of such fines and forfeitures)
20,384.73
Maumee's Share of Fines and Forfeitures from State Highway Patrol
Arrests for Violations of State Laws other than Traffic Laws under
61,204.30
Sections 4511-13 of the Ohio Revised Code
Expungement Fees
480.00
Maumee Parking Violation Payments
1,530.00
Community Service Costs
2,941.00
Maumee's Alcohol and Drug Enforcement Education Fund
1,491.50
Indigent Driver Alcohol Treatment Fund
4,284.00
Drug Law Enforcement Trust Fund
1,580.50
Reimbursement for Costs of Incarceration
2,821.00
General Special Projects Fund
96,219.50
Municipal Court Probation Services Fee
$
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16,334.85
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Ignition Interlock Alcohol Monitoring Fund
$
Reimbursement for CCNO Work Release Program
262.03
Reimbursement for EHM & Lucas County Work Release
Total Paid to the City of Maumee:
5,146.50
6,579.41
$
791,269.45
$
107,196.78
Paid to State of Ohio:
Ohio's Share of Fines and Forfeitures from all State Highway Patrol
Arrests (45% of such fines and forfeitures)
Costs for State Reparations Rotary Fund (Victims)
70,427.40
Indigent Defense Support Fund
166,260.50
Expungement Fees
1,260.00
Ohio State Highway Patrol Alcohol and Drug Enforcement Education Fund
1,492.00
Drug Law Enforcement Trust Fund
4,812.00
Trauma Emergency Medical Fund
5,223.07
Total Paid to State of Ohio:
$
356,671.75
$
23,821.49
Paid to Lucas County:
Lucas County's Share of Fines and Forfeitures from all State Highway Patrol
Arrests (10% of such fines and forfeitures)
Lucas County's Share of Other Fines and Forfeitures
49,898.83
Reimbursement for Witness, Juror, Mileage, and Service Payments
438.50
Expungement Fees
260.00
Lucas County Alcohol and Drug Enforcement Education Fund
110.00
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Lucas County Drug Law Enforcement Trust Fund
$
205.00
Reimbursement for Costs of Incarceration
$
5,148.00
Reimbursement for CCNO Work Release Fees
1,639.42
Crime Stopper Fund
738.00
Public Defender Reimbursement
0.00
Public Defender Appointment Fees
8,741.50
Lucas County Board of Health
0.00
Total Paid to Lucas County:
$
91,000.74
Paid to the Village of Waterville:
Fines and Forfeitures
12,133.00
Waterville Alcohol and Drug Enforcement Education Fund
358.00
Reimbursement for Costs of Incarceration
666.50
Waterville Juror Fees; Public Defender Reimbursement
6.00
CCNO Work Release Fees
0.00
Expungement Fees
60.00
Waterville Drug Law Enforcement Trust Fund
500.00
Reimbursement for Lucas County Work Release
70.79
Total Paid to Village of Waterville:
$
13,794.29
$
9,758.50
Paid to Village of Whitehouse:
Fines and Forfeitures
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Whitehouse Alcohol and Drug Enforcement Education Fund
367.50
Reimbursement for Costs of Incarceration
$
562.00
CCNO Work Release Fees
$
0.00
Whitehouse Juror Fees; Public Defender Reimbursement
1.00
Whitehouse Expungement Fees:
20.00
Whitehouse Drug Law Enforcement Fund
246.00
Reimbursement for Lucas County Work Release
224.90
Total Paid to the Village of Whitehouse:
$
11,179.90
$
3,615.25
Paid to Waterville Township:
Fines and Forfeitures
Waterville Township Alcohol and Drug Enforcement Education Fund
100.00
Waterville Township Drug Law Enforcement Fund
Total Paid to Waterville Township:
0.00
$
3,715.25
$
1,177.00
Paid to Toledo-Lucas County Metropolitan Park District:
Fines and Forfeitures
Parking Fines
0.00
Toledo-Lucas County Metropolitan Park District Alcohol and Drug Enforcement
Education Fund
25.00
Toledo-Lucas County Metropolitan Park District Drug Law Enforcement Fund
0.00
Toledo-Lucas County Metropolitan Park District Expungement Fees
Total Paid to the Toledo-Lucas County Metropolitan Park:
District:
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20.00
$
1,222.00
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Paid to Village of Swanton:
Fines and Forfeitures
$
Swanton Alcohol and Drug Enforcement Education Fund
485.00
36.00
Swanton Drug Law Enforcement Fund
0.00
Swanton Expungement Fees
0.00
Swanton Juror / Witness Fees
330.00
Reimbursement Lucas County Work Release
98.50
Total Paid to the Village of Swanton:
$
949.50
$
75.00
Paid to Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority:
Fines and Forfeitures
Port Authority Alcohol and Drug Enforcement Education Fund
0.00
Drug Law Enforcement Fund
0.00
Total Paid to the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority:
$
75.00
Miscellaneous Disbursements:
Paid to Ohio Department of Natural Resources
2,334.00
Paid to Ohio Pharmacy Board
1,445.00
Paid to Ohio Liquor Board
546.50
Paid to State of Ohio Treasurer (Seat Belt Fines)
7,015.00
Paid to Lucas County Law Library Association
2,791.42
Paid to State of Ohio Treasurer (Child Highway Safety Fund)
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$
1,691.00
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Paid to State of Ohio Treasurer (Indigent Defense Support Fund)
$
Paid to State of Ohio Treasurer (Drug/Liquor Education Fund)
35,281.50
24,697.07
Paid to Ohio Department of Public Highway Safety Fund
220.00
Paid to Providence Township (Fines and Forfeitures)
0.00
Paid to Monclova Township (Fines and Forfeitures)
0.00
Total Miscellaneous Disbursements:
$
76,021.49
Total Traffic/Criminal Disbursements:
$
1,345,899.37
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EXPENSES
Personnel:
Salaries
$
Health and Life Insurance
1,024,679.21
163,585.65
Medicare
11,130.98
Workers’ Compensation
12,437.30
Public Employees’ Retirement System
140,915.06
Total:
$
$1,352,748.20
$
3,678.33
$
$1,352,748.20
$
6,682.84
Materials and Supplies:
Office Supplies
Reproduction/Photo
1,435.60
Computer Supplies
1,317.35
Training
0.00
Food
6.49
Building Maintenance Supplies
136.05
Other supplies
109.02
Total:
$
6,682.84
$
10,635.00
Services:
Rent/Office Equipment
Heat and Electricity
34,286.33
Communications
5,490.77
Travel, Training, and Memberships
5,378.53
Subscriptions
3,685.55
Consulting
4,845.08
Service Contracts
0.00
Miscellaneous Services
14,188.12
Jury and Witness Costs
102.00
Insurance (Liability & Other)
$
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6,160.32
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Building Maintenance
$
Equipment/Machine Maintenance
19,700.95
6,209.96
Electrical Maintenance
749.79
Lucas County Law Library
22,213.21
Prisoner Maintenance
10,055.53
Inter/Intra Government Services
29,847.00
Postage
17,378.78
Mileage Reimbursement
2,800.33
Printing
6,043.38
Other Expenses
106.50
Total:
$
199,877.13
Total Expenses:
$
199,877.13
$
1,559,308.17
$
121,489.55
$
38,252.72
OTHER:*
General Special Projects Fund:
Computer
$
0.00
EDP Services
31,327.70
Miscellaneous Services
52,933.76
Machine Maintenance
5,400.00
Secured Remote Alcohol Monitoring
105.00
Transfers
0.00
Building Improvements
0.00
Furniture & Fixtures
0.00
Equipment
31,723.09
Total:
$
121,489.55
Indigent Driver Alcohol Treatment
$
38,252.72
Total:
$
38,252.72
Indigent Driver Alcohol Treatment Fund:
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Indigent Driver Interlock and Monitoring:
Total:
$
$
14,511.00
14,511.00
$
1,697.82
$
14,511.00
$
18,278.10
$
192,531.37
Probation Services Fund:
Office Supplies
Computer Supplies
2,311.00
Miscellaneous Materials
0.00
Travel
171.20
Miscellaneous Services
8,928.00
Machine / Equipment Services
358.60
Mileage
1,264.08
Equipment
3,397.11
Total:
$
Total Other Expenses
18,278.10
*The expenditures listed under “OTHER” are financed through funds generated from and used for specific purposes
as provided by statute. There are no additional costs to the City of Maumee for these accounts.
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TRAFFIC / CRIMINAL VIDEO HEARINGS
This year the Court heard defendants via video from the Lucas County Jail, the Court
Treatment Facility, the Corrections Commission of Northwest Ohio, and several of the
prisons in the State of Ohio.* Video hearing technology has increased the capability of
disposing of cases in a timely manner which benefits the Court and the defendant.
LUCAS COUNTY JAIL VIDEO HEARING STATISTICS*:
Number of Defendants Heard by the Court:
Number of Defendants Interviewed by their Attorney:
Number of Defendants Interviewed by a Clerk or Supervision Officer:
660
20
158
Total Lucas County Jail Video Sessions:
838
*Statistics are not available from the other agencies.
VICTIM ADVOCATE:
In 2012, domestic violence cases rose to a high of 146. To address the increasing need of
victim services in the community, the Maumee Municipal Court has been at the forefront of
providing a full time Victim Advocate for the past 15 years. This position is now funded through
the Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA) and matching funds from the cities of Maumee and Waterville
and the Village of Whitehouse, and under the auspices of the Toledo Lucas County Victim
Witness Assistance Program. The Victim Advocate provides services to the victims of specific
crimes as identified in Chapter 2930 of the Ohio Revised Code as well as assisting many other
types of crime victims not listed under Chapter 2930.
The Victim Advocate works with a victim to insure that they understand their crime victim rights
and the process of court proceedings. It is the advocate’s responsibility to aid the prosecutors
and the Court by facilitating the victim to answer questions on a danger assessment form
regarding the defendant. Another form, required by statute, is given to a victim to inform them
that in some cases, they may be compensated from the Victims of Crime Compensation Fund
through the State of Ohio for various expenses incurred and associated with being a victim.
The Victim Advocate also sends victim impact statements to the victims prior to the defendant
being sentenced. This statement notifies the victims of the date and time of sentencing and
gives instructions on how to complete this form. The Victim Advocate also informs them of their
right to attend and speak at the sentencing hearing or, in the alternative; the Victim Advocate
can speak on their behalf. The victim impact statement also includes a survey required by the
VOCA grant to be completed by the victim on how they were served by the Victim Advocate and
if they were properly informed of services offered by the State of Ohio.
The Victim Advocate saves the prosecutors’ time by going over many of the preliminary
procedures with the victims before they directly speak with the prosecutor. The Victim Advocate
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also calls victims to remind them of the defendant’s next hearing date and to generally inquire
as to victim’s well-being. In cases involving children the Victim Advocate reports the incident to
Children Services Board and acts as the liaison between the agency and the prosecutors. The
Victim Advocate also works closely with law enforcement agencies by providing training, if
requested, and is always available to render assistance or advice anytime. Also, the Victim
Advocate is able to offer mediation services if requested.
There are situations where a victim (and their children) may not have a place to live, money for
food or other necessities. The Victim Advocate will then work with the Maumee Churches United
to
provide immediate assistance for the safety of a victim (and their children) when necessary.
The assistance provided by Maumee Churches United has included, in part, providing a
temporary safe haven, changing locks on doors, covering moving costs and providing food and
gas gift cards.
Along with the Probation Division, the Victim Advocate helps coordinate the Domestic Violence
Task Force and its monthly meetings which are held at the Maumee Police Division. The Task
Force’s primary purpose is to bring together persons and agencies who work closely with
domestic violence in an effort to better serve victims and their families within the jurisdiction of
the Maumee Municipal Court. Participants involved with the Task Force are Judges,
Prosecutors, numerous law enforcement agencies, an animal control officer, representatives
from the Maumee Churches United, Lucas County Children Services Board, Lucas County
Domestic Relations Court, YWCA Battered Woman’s Shelter, and other agencies offering
services within Lucas and Wood Counties.
PROBATION DIVISION
As instructed by the Court, the probation division provides a range of services which
promote public safety, offender accountability, and rehabilitative services/treatment.
The Court and the Probation Division promote collaboration with criminal justice
services and community stakeholders throughout Northwest Ohio. Whenever possible,
services provided by our court are open to other courts, and the Probation Division
takes advantage of programs within the community to ensure cost effectiveness.
Services provided at the court include men’s domestic violence counseling groups and
co-ed anger management classes, which have expanded to five separate groups
conducted at various times in an effort to accommodate defendants. The Maumee
Court accepts referrals from several other courts in the surrounding area for both the
domestic violence group and the anger management group.* The participation figures
of clients from Maumee Court and other surrounding courts are included in the year-end
report for domestic violence and anger management.
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ANNUAL REPORT
2012
The Maumee Municipal Court Women’s Life Skills Program was expanded in 2011 to
thirty hours. The program is conducted off site and accepts referrals from other courts.*
In 2012, there were forty-two (42) referrals to the Women’s Life Skills Program. Twentytwo (22) were referred from Maumee Court and sixteen (16) were from Perrysburg
Court. Of the forty-two (42) referrals, thirty-eight (38) women successfully completed
the program.
*Defendants referred from other courts are assessed a higher fee for participation than defendants from Maumee
Court.
PRETRIAL SUPERVISION
The Probation Division spends an equal amount of time monitoring pretrial defendants
as it does monitoring sentenced defendants placed on probation. It is not unusual for
pretrial defendants to complete treatment (domestic violence, anger management, life
skills, and drug and alcohol education classes,) community service work, and/or pay
restitution prior to being sentenced.
In 2012, the Probation Division supervised 238 defendants placed on a Supervised Own
Recognizance Bond (SOR) and 175 defendants placed on a Monitored Own
Recognizance Bond (MOR), plus approximately 145 other individuals with conditions on
cash and Own Recognizance Bonds (OR). Defendants placed on SOR Bonds are
required to report to a Kiosk reporting machine; or if they prefer to report in person to
the Probation Division one time a week, that is also acceptable. MOR Bond defendants
are required to call the Probation Division one time a week. Many defendants on bond
are also required to submit to drug testing. This year, 322 defendants were ordered to
submit to drug testing while being supervised at the pretrial stage. Defendants
reappearing before the court, where conditions have been imposed, have a bond report
done to let the Court know if the defendant is in compliance with the Court’s order. In
2012, one thousand, five hundred and sixty-eight (1,568) bond reports were completed
for the Court and the attorneys involved in the case.
In 2010, the Probation Division, three other probation departments in Lucas County, and
the Northwest Ohio Regional Information System (NORIS) were awarded a Byrne Grant
to develop a county-wide kiosk reporting system. In forming this collaboration, it was
the hope of all organizations to benefit from a reduction of human and economic
resources currently used and needed elsewhere. Looking at what has been happening
state-wide regarding the criminal justice budget deficit, it appears that by working
together within the county, we are ahead of the curve by sharing resources.
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2012
There are five kiosk machines placed throughout Lucas County at which defendants
can report. (See http://www.noris.org./lucaskiosk/ for locations.) Two, including the
kiosk located in the Maumee Police Division lobby, are accessible 24 hours a day,
seven days a week. The other three have hours ranging from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. The Probation Division began having defendants placed on
Supervised Own Recognize bonds report to kiosk machines starting in October of 2011.
In 2012, two hundred and thirty (230) defendants were assigned to kiosk reporting for
pretrial purposes. Instead of physically reporting into the probation office during limited
hours, defendants are now able to report at a time and a place more convenient to
them. When the defendant checks into the kiosk, the machine takes a picture that is
later reviewed by a probation officer for positive identification. The defendant is then
asked a series of standard questions and individualized questions that have been
programmed into the kiosk case management system. If he/she has paperwork to
submit, there is a scanner on the machine to scan and send information to the
Probation Division. All responses and scanned information are sent to the Maumee
Probation Division via a kiosk case management system. The defendants can also
leave messages for probation officers and vice versa.
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ANNUAL REPORT
2012
NUMBER OF PEOPLE UNDER PROBATION SUPERVISION
DATE
WARRANT
STATUS
PROBATION
VIOLATION
PENDING
CONDITIONS
MET; RECORD
CHECK ONLY
ACTIVE
PROBATION
MONITORING
TOTAL
PROBATION
CASELOAD
AS OF
12/31/2012
AS OF
12/31/2011
AS OF
12/31/2010
AS OF
12/31/2009
AS OF
12/31/2008
536
71
497
1001
2,105
659
53
628
975
2,315
529
126
763
1,076
2,494
580
72
831
1,160
2,643
585
82
795
1,200
2,662
COMBINED TOTALS OF ACTIVITIES/CONDITIONS ORDERED AS A CONDITION
OF PRETRIAL AND/OR AS A CONDITION OF SENTENCE FOR 2012
Total Number of People Placed on Probation in 2012
489
Anger Management Referrals
58
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Ordered
86
CAD Bed Referrals (Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment)
13
Community Service Work Ordered
67
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2012
Domestic Violence Counseling Referrals
63
Driver’s Intervention Program Referrals
114
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referrals
194
Electronic Home Monitoring Ordered
239
Employment
15
GED
5
GPS Monitoring Ordered***
14
Intensive Supervision Probation Referrals
1
Mental Health Treatment Referrals
60
Number of Monitored Bonds Ordered
175
Number of Supervised Bonds Ordered
238
Number of Probation Violations Filed
208
Presentence Investigation Reports Completed
193
Restitution Ordered
55
SCRAM Participants*
91
Sex Offender Treatment Ordered
3
Urinalysis Ordered as Condition of Pretrial / Probation
322 / 215
Valid Operator’s License Ordered
24
Victim Impact Panel Program Referrals
139
Women’s Life Skills Referrals
42
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2012
YEAR END REPORT FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ANGER MANAGEMENT
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 2012
REFERRALS FROM MAUMEE COURT:
Total Referrals that completed successfully:
Total still attending group:
Total discharged unsuccessfully from group:
25
28
10
REFERRALS FROM PERRYSBURG COURT:
Total Referrals that completed successfully:
Total still attending group:
Total discharged unsuccessfully from group:
22
11
8
OTHER COURT REFERRALS:
(BG, TOLEDO, FULTON CO., & MICHIGAN, etc.)
Total Referrals that completed successfully:
Total still attending group:
Total discharged unsuccessfully from group:
TOTAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REFERRALS FOR 2012:
Total Completions:
Total Still Attending:
Total Discharged Unsuccessfully
Individuals That Did Private Counseling:
63
41
10
2
4
4
114
47
42
22
3
ANGER MANAGEMENT 2012
REFERRALS FROM MAUMEE COURT:
Total Referrals that completed successfully:
Total still attending group:
Total discharged unsuccessfully from group:
68
50
8
10
OTHER COURTS:
(PERRYSBURG, SYLVANIA, TOLEDO, ETC.)
Total Referrals that completed successfully:
Total still attending group:
Total discharged unsuccessfully from group:
27
3
7
TOTAL ANGER MANAGEMENT REFERRALS FOR 2012:
Total Referrals that completed successfully:
Total still attending group:
77
11
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Total discharged unsuccessfully from group:
17
ELECTRONIC HOME MONITORING, GLOBAL POSITIONING SATELITE AND
SECURED CONTINUOUS REMOTE ALCOHOL MONITORING
In 2009, the Probation Division has been installing and supervising1Court ordered
SCRAM* participants. Ninety-one (92) defendants were monitored on SCRAM in 2012.
The total number of days in 2012 that defendants were required to wear the SCRAM
ankle bracelet was six thousand seven hundred and fifty-nine (6,759). During this
period of time, there were only thirteen (13) positive readings of alcohol abuse and
twenty-four times that a defendant tampered with the equipment.
As of March 1, 2010, we began monitoring our own defendants who were placed on
EHM** and GPS.*** In 2012, two hundred and thirty-nine (239) defendants were
monitored on EHM and fourteen (14) defendants were monitored on GPS.
Due to alternative sentencing options that the Court uses, defendants are required to
pay for EHM, SCRAM, or GPS unless the Court finds them indigent. These alternative
sentencing options have saved the City of Maumee approximately $221,873.00 for EHM
alone; that is, if the Court had imposed the total three thousand four hundred eighty-two
(3,482) days on EHM to be served at CCNO. Defendants also served 895 days on
GPS. By allowing the defendant to be placed on GPS, in lieu of being held at the Lucas
County Jail, the Court saved the City of Maumee approximately $122,462.00.
*Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring.
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**Electronic Home Monitoring
***Global Positioning System.
CERTIFICATION
The foregoing report of the activities of the Maumee Municipal Court, Maumee,
Ohio, for the year 2012 has been compiled in accordance with Section 1901.14
of the Ohio Revised Code, and shall be submitted to the Board of Lucas County
Commissioners, Lucas County, Ohio, and the Councils of the City of Maumee,
Village of Waterville, Village of Whitehouse, Village of Swanton, and Monclova,
Providence, and Waterville Township Trustees.
/s/Sharon A. Thomasson, Clerk*
Sharon A. Thomasson, Clerk
Maumee Municipal Court
February 15, 2013
*Hard copy with original signature on file with the Court.
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