Category Archives: Press Conferences

New Pre-Trial Risk Assessment Tool for Cleveland Municipal Court

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 a press conference was held to announce a new partnership between the Cleveland Municipal Court and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF).

An evidence based pre-trial risk assessment will be implemented into the Cleveland Municipal Court system as a result of this new partnership.

The tool will help judges to determine whether a defendant is a risk to the community and ought to be detained prior to their trial, or if the defendant is safe to release.

Click the link below for more information and to view the entire press conference.

New Chief of Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity for Youth in Cleveland

Mayor Frank G. Jackson Announces the Appointment of the New Chief of Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity for Youth, Duane Deskins, today, Tuesday December 6, 2016. Deskins has worked as the Chief Prosecutor for the Juvenile Division and as the Director of Juvenile Crime Prevention in the city of Cleveland.

Check out the full press conference below:

“How many of these kids 16-25 have a meaningful place to work? We are trying to find a way to create those pathways for them because everyday you see the pathway created by those who seek to disrupt and cause violence in our community; they have a pathway, it’s now time that we create one of our own and be that model for across the country” -Duane Deskins

Crisis Intervention for the City of Cleveland


The City of Cleveland just released newly developed Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) policies and is requesting public feedback. Among the organizations involved in hatching the new policies are the Cleveland Division of Police, the Consent Decree Monitoring Team, the Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County, the Mental Health Response Advisory Committee of the Alcohol, the Department of Justice, and the United States Attorney’s Office. View the entire press conference on TV20’s YouTube channel by clicking the link above.


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