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Cuyahoga County HOPE Court

HOPE (Helping Others Prosper Everyday) Court is one of the Court’s four Drug Court dockets.  It was created to provide additional opportunity for those who are at high risk of re-arrest, have longer criminal histories and struggle with moderate to severe substance use disorders. HOPE Court was created when the Common Pleas Judges amended Local Rule 30.2. The Honorable William T. McGinty was appointed to preside over HOPE Court at the passing of the amended Local Rule. 

HOPE Court follows National Adult Drug Court Best Practices by providing “holistic approach that goes beyond simply treating substance use disorders.”  Together, with a multidisciplinary team, HOPE Court provides treatment, accountability and resources to reduce the risk of being re-arrested in the future and return a healthy citizen back to the community.

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Contact Information

Molly Krueger

Recovery Court Coordinator
(216) 348-4027 


Meghan Patton, Specialty Court Administrator

(216) 443-5468 (P)
(216) 443-3044 (F)

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Local Rule

30.2 Assignment of Criminal Cases to Drug Court Dockets