Discretionary Rehabilitation Program
The Prosecutor’s Discretionary Rehabilitation Program (DRP), a first-offender diversion program, began in January 1998 with the collaboration of Oriana House. In August of 2012, the Probation Department became the administrators of the DRP Program. Probation Officer Alissa Streeter manages the program. She can be contacted at 330.375.2760 ext. 6229.
311 defendants were referred to the Probation Department to satisfy court orders for restitution to victims. The court collected $45,812.45 and distributed the funds to victims.
Offenders may elect to perform community service in lieu of paying a fine. They are assigned to various placements, including the City of Akron Service Department, Keep Akron Beautiful, Urban League and Salvation Army. In 2017, there were 1,841 total referrals, 2,052 days and 16,416 hours completed.
The probation officers continues to place more offenders in inpatient chemical dependency treatment in 2000, because of the contract between the City of Akron and Interval Brotherhood Home for funding of four treatment beds. 27 offenders were admitted to City-funded IBH beds in 2000, resulting in 1,666 days of treatment.
In addition to IBH, referrals were made by probation officers to other agencies including: Community Health Center, RAMAR, Akron Health Department, Portage Path Behavioral, UMADAOP and Community Support Services.