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Traditional Drug Court

Court proceedings

The goal of the drug court program is to break the cycle of recidivism by addressing an offender’s drug dependency.

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court began building its Drug Court program in 2008, and now includes four dockets. Drug Court adheres to science-based principals, only accepting those who are assessed as drug dependent. Drug Court has graduated hundreds of individuals, returning them to their communities as sober citizens.

Judge Kelly A. Gallagher presides over the traditional Drug Court docket which accepts more challenging offenders, such as those with repeat criminal histories or opiate dependencies.

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Contact Information

Drug Court Coordinator
Molly Leckler
Drug Court Coordinator
(216) 443-2154


Specialty Docket Administrator

Meghan Patton

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

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Local Rule

30.2 Assignment of Criminal Cases to Drug Court Dockets