Public Information Officer – Montgomery County Common Pleas Court
41 N. Perry St.
Dayton, Ohio 45422
Phone: (937) 225-4618
At a Glance
The General Division is a trial court of general jurisdiction that hears both civil and criminal cases. The civil cases include, but are not limited to, person injury, contract appropriation and various administrative appeals.
There are eleven judges in this division, each elected to six year term.To assist with the Court’s caseload, the Magistrates Office and the Mediation Program handle a portion of the civil cases.
Each judge as the following staff support to assist in case flow for court proceedings:
- Staff Attorney – The staff attorney assists the judge in legal matters before the court.
- Bailiff – The bailiff, as well as Deputy Sheriffs, are responsible for keeping order in the court. Bailiff’s are also responsible for case management services for civil cases.
- Judicial Assistant (JA) – Judicial Assistant’s are responsible for the audio and video equipment to ensure each judge has a record for the court proceeding.
- Case Management Specialist (CMS) – Each judge is assigned a Case Management Specialist to document all criminal case activity. All Case Management Specialists are managed by the Court Services Division.
Court Administrator’s Office
The Court Administrator’s Office provides administration for the General Division. The Court Administrator’s is also responsible for all human resources functions and provides financial and purchasing services for the court. The following departments and functions fall under the Court Administrator’s office:
- Supervision of the Courts Divisions and Deputy Court Administrators
- Policy and Procedure
- Research and Advisory
- Public Information
- Special Projects
- Liaison between the Bench and Court/Judicial Staff
The Court Administration Division is responsible for operations for the court. The following functions are managed by this division:
- Finance and Budgeting
- Court Security
- Human Resources
- Purchasing Services
- Facilities Management
Case Management provides support services to the judiciary, general public, and justice agencies to ensure professional, efficient case flow and client services. The following departments are supervised by this division:
- Judges’ dockets to ensure both civil and criminal case move through the Court in an expeditious manner and in compliance with case management standards.
- Court’s jury pools, in accordance with jury management standards and Court policies.
- Stalking and Sexually Oriented Offense Protection Order Program. This program provides assistance to victims who are seeking protection orders against abusive and violet individuals.
- Staff support for the Court’s Magistrate’s office.
- Management of Court Evidence
- Pretrial Services – Interviews Litigants for bond recommendations. Litigants granted Conditional Own Recognized bonds are supervised by Pretrial Services to ensure Court appearances.
The Probation Services Promotes Safety, enforces orders of the Court, and supervises offenders granted community control, probation and/or intervention in lieu of conviction. This division has the capacity and authority to hold offenders accountable for the harm caused by their actions to victims and communities. The following departments are managed by this division:
- Drug Court
- Mental Health Court
- Felony Non-Support Court
- Secure Transitional Offender Program (STOP)
- Day Reporting Center
- Intensive Supervision Program
- Chemical Offender Program
- Community Service Work Program
- Pre-Sentence Investigation Unit
The Information Technology is responsible for all of technology for the court. The following functions are administrated by this division:
- Courtroom Technology (Video and Audio Recording)
- File and Print Services
- Networking and Cabling including the Court’s WI-FI
- Technology procurement and life Cycle
- Service Desk
- Critical Applications
- Court Web Site
- Procurement and management of contracts and vendors
- Cyber Security including Security Awareness
- Technical Operations (Patch, Release, Change Management)
- Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Management
- Business analysis and Special Project
- Media Support for Courtrooms
- Court Displays and Kiosks
- Special Projects
Together we provide fair and efficient justice under the law for all
We will provide innovative and high quality court services to the people of Montgomery County
The Court’s Challenges
- Furnishing more treatment beds and creative programs for offenders with addiction and substance abuse issues.
- Providing more options (residential treatment and housing) for persons suffering with mental health issues because these clients remain in the County Jail or are sent to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction because there are no other sentencing alternatives.
- Providing alternative treatment options for female offenders.
- Continue providing quality services to the court and community within our limited resources.
The Court’s Goals and Objectives
- Being accessible to all.
- Resolving matters and disputes in a fair and timely manner.
- Being culturally diverse and respectful to the community.
- Working effectively with justice system partners and the community.
- Fostering a safe, rewarding and motivating work environment.
- Demonstrating accountability.
- Meeting the national and environmental standards.
Civil/Criminal Case Load
Civil/Criminal New Filings
To request a speaker at your event; Contact the court at firstname.lastname@example.org with the date/time of your event.
The Montgomery County Common Pleas Court General Division established the Speakers Bureau to increase awareness of our judicial system, its requirements and the role in the community. The goal of the program is to connect judges, court administration, and other court officials like probation and pre-trial officers with the community.
The goals of the Bureau to teach and instill an appreciation of the Judiciary’s role, the need for its independence from the executive and legislative branches, and how it functions in our government. The Bureau also wants to educate how important the “Rule of Law” is to any democracy.
This Speaker Bureau Program allows the community to identify speakers with specific expertise, provided free of charge and as a public service for your venue.
Media Web Forms
Use these forms to request support and access to court’s facilities, staff or case content:
General Division Judges
Request a tour
To arrange a free guided tour of the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court please contact Jessica Wiggins:
Phone: (937) 225-4618
The Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas General Division offers a unique opportunity for your classroom or organization to learn about your local court system.
Experienced and knowledgeable tour guides will provide a comprehensive program that includes:
- Visit to Pretrial and Probation Departments
- Participation in a mock trial
- Q&A session with a Judge and Court Administration
- Observation of an actual court trial
- Scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis
- Are limited to 25 students and/or adults
- The school and/or organization is responsible for transportation to and from the Courthouse as well as parking