Columbiana County Municipal Court, Ohio

Columbiana County Municipal Court, Ohio, used Bridges constructs to make nine policy changes:

  • Eliminated obstacles within the municipal court for offenders from generational poverty
  • Reduced bench warrants and arrests
  • Reduced jail fees by $65,000 in first year and $43,000 in second year
  • Increased proceeds from bondable misdemeanor cases by 28%
  • Reduced failure-to-appear warrants
  • Increased number of defendants holding valid driver’s licenses, increasing employability
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