The Court Administrative Services department oversees several functions of the General Division and is supervised by the Director of Finance.
Director of Finance
Phone – (937) 225-6000
Steven C. Hollon
Steven Hollon became the Administrator of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, General Division, on August 1, 2018. He brings over 25 years of court management experience to the position and is responsible for the operation of our eleven-judge Court of general jurisdiction, including supervising over 170 employees and a budget in excess of $13 million.
Steven served as the Administrative Director of the Ohio Supreme Court from 1999 – 2014. During his tenure, he oversaw the Court’s restoration of, and move into, the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, the creation of the Ohio Courts Network, and the reorganization of the Court’s administrative staff into a divisional structure. He was also instrumental in promoting the professionalism of court administration in Ohio courts by championing projects such as the Court Management Program and establishing the Supreme Court Professional Excellence Awards. He is the longest-serving Administrative Director in the history of the Court.
Following his tenure at the Ohio Supreme Court, Steven served as Executive Director of the statutorily created Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission from 2014 – 2017 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio United Way, the statewide association of 70 United Ways in Ohio, from February 2017 until July 2018.
Steven began his legal career as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Ohio Twelfth District Court of Appeals before becoming that Court’s Administrator in 1983. In 1990, he joined the law firm of Parrish, Fryman & Marcum in Hamilton where he engaged in the private practice of law until 1995 when he became the Administrator of the Ohio Second District Court of Appeals.
Steven has been active in numerous professional and civic organizations throughout his career, including serving as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Center for State Courts; as President and on the Board of Directors for the Conference of State Court Administrators; on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio State Bar Foundation; on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program; as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Ohio United Way; and as President and on the Board of Directors for the Miami University Alumni Association. He is a member of the American and Dayton Bar Associations.
Court Administrative Services staff act as a liaison between the General Division and the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office in all areas involving payroll, employee time records and leave allowances, as well as the County’s other employee programs. In addition, staff processes fines and court cost payments, as well as restitution fees paid by offenders, to ensure disbursement to the appropriate departments. It maintains the accounting and financial records for the Court’s budget development, and provides monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on court cost and restitution accounts, and oversees the daily deposit activity of the Criminal Justice Services department.
Again at the direction of the DCA, employees within this department make all acquisitions for the General Division. This includes the purchase of all office supplies and furniture. Staff also processes payments for continuing judicial education fees.
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Court Administrative Services staff prepares and processes numerous grants throughout any given year. Grant proceeds are used to fund special programs that the General Division utilizes — Drug Court, Women’s Therapeutic Court, Veterans Treatment Court, the Secure Transitional Offender Program, and the Day Reporting Center, to name a few.
The allocation, acquisition, and management of the Court’s budget impacts every court operation and determines whether our Court can achieve its mission. Accordingly, the General Division must employ effective management controls to account for their use of public funds and measure the outcomes produced with the Court’s budget. These controls include:
- Setting priorities and managing demands on existing Court resources
- Linking resources allocation and requests to fundamental Court purposes.
- Ensuring judicial independence and that essential Court functions are funded
The Court Administrative Services department is tasked with ensuring that all buildings that house General Division offices, including any equipment and furnishings, are in good working order. This includes keeping abreast of all County and City safety and building codes, and ensuring that they are followed.
Another very important aspect of facilities management includes the development of a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) in the event a natural disaster occurs and the General Division is required to carry out its business at another location.
It is the responsibility of Court Administrative Services staff to ensure that security measures are in place to help protect General Division employees, judges, judicial staff, and the public. These measures include the installation and monitoring of cameras in and around the courthouse and other buildings that house General Division, the installation and monitoring of metal detectors at all entrances, and the development of training programs for all employees to keep up to date on the most effective safety and security practices.