Akron Municipal Court RISE Program Announces Advisory Board
Akron Municipal Court’s RISE (Restore Individual Self-Empowerment) Program, led by Judge Ron Cable, recently announced its Advisory Board.
RISE is for adult female victims of human trafficking, prostitution and sexual exploitation. It is the first program of its kind in Summit County.
Individuals/organizations represented on the Advisory Board are:
Honorable Judge Ron Cable
ACCESS Shelter and Housing
Akron General Path Center
Akron Police Department
Akron City Prosecutor’s Office
Asian Services in Action, Inc.
Caring for Kids
Community Health Center
Freedom House for Women Inc.
Legal Defender Office of Summit County
Northeast Ohio Human Trafficking Law Clinic
Rape Crisis Center of Summit & Medina Counties
Summit County Juvenile Court
Summit County Prosecutor’s Office
Victim Assistance Program
Ohio law provides for expungement of certain offenses committed by human trafficking victims.
“Having an active Advisory Board is often the key to success for special court programming,” said Akron Municipal Court Judge Ron Cable. “Each team member is passionate about aiding human trafficking victims as they overcome their circumstances and I am extremely proud of the RISE Program’s accomplishments.”
Through the Akron Municipal Court’s partnerships with outside agencies, RISE provides services such as trauma therapy, drug rehabilitation, mentoring, housing and vocational sessions. RISE officially kicked off in October of 2018 and eight women are currently enrolled.
The group meets bi-weekly and is modeled after Franklin County Municipal Court’s CATCH (Changing Actions To Change Habits) Court program.
Learn more about the RISE Program at: https://www.akronmunicipalcourt.org/programs/rise/.