A. Creation of Specialized Docket – “Men’s Achievement Recovery Court.”
Men’s Achievement Recovery Court (“MARC”) is created pursuant to the specialized docket standards set forth in Sup.R. 36.20-36.28, including Appendix I. The purpose of MARC is to facilitate efficient and effective treatment of drug addicted or drug abusing male offenders. Eligible male offenders as defined in Subsection (C) of this Rule shall be supervised by the Probation Services Department (“Probation Services”) to ensure compliance with community control sanctions and to assist with criminogenic needs.
B. MARC Team.
The “MARC Team” shall consist of the Judge assigned to MARC (“MARC Judge”), Probation Services Manager and staff, Probation Officers, licensed treatment providers, community-based employment program personnel, an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney assigned to MARC, and defense counsel. The MARC Team shall convene weekly to discuss the progress and status of individual offenders, apply sanctions as needed, and for any other matters.
C. Eligibility Criteria for MARC Admission.
D. Referral to MARC.
MARC receives referrals from the original assigned Judge. The MARC Team shall review the case for legal and clinical eligibility as identified in Subsection (C)(2)(a)-(g) of this Rule. The MARC Judge shall have final discretion to decide if the defendant is ordered to MARC.
After a defendant is ordered to MARC as a community control or ILC sanction, along with any other appropriate sanctions, the case shall be transferred to the MARC Judge for any and all further court proceedings. The MARC Judge shall have the authority to conduct arraignments, accept pleas, enter findings and dispositions, order or modify community control or ILC sanctions, and revoke community control or ILC.
F. Treatment Phases.
MARC defendants shall be required to complete phases of treatment as individually necessary and to complete all other requirements as identified in the MARC Participant Handbook and the MARC Participation Agreement. MARC offenders shall comply with all the rules indicated to them by the MARC Judge at their initial appearance. While in MARC, the offender shall receive services to assist in meeting criminogenic needs. Upon graduation from MARC, the offender may be required to remain under community control or ILC sanctions to ensure continued compliance and success.
G. Sanctions for Non-Compliance. Sanctions for a MARC defendant’s non-compliance vary in intensity and may include, but are not limited to, the following:
H. Unsuccessful Terminations.
I. Statistical Reports.
For purposes of Ohio Supreme Court statistical reports, the case shall be considered disposed by the original assigned Judge when the defendant is sentenced to MARC or the defendant is ordered into MARC as a condition of ILC.
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