Chapter 5120:1-15 Approval of T-CAP Memorandums of Understanding

5120:1-15-01 Glossary of terms.

(A) Local correctional facility: A county, municipal, municipal-county, multicounty-municipal jail or workhouse, a community alternative sentencing center or district community alternative sentencing center, a minimum security jail, or a community-based correctional facility pursuant to divisions (C) and (D) of section 2929.34 of the Revised Code.

(B) Per diem costs: The actual costs of housing the specified prisoners in the facility, on a per diem basis, as determined under division (F)(1) of section 5149.38 of the Revised Code.

(C) "Targeted Community Alternatives to Prison" (T-CAP): Except as provided in division (B)(3)(d) of section 2929.34 of the Revised Code, on and after July 1, 2018, no person sentenced by the court of common pleas of a target county or of a voluntary county to a prison term that is twelve months or less for a felony of the fifth degree shall serve the term in an institution under the control of the department of rehabilitation and correction.

(D) Target county: Franklin county, Cuyahoga county, Hamilton county, Summit county, Montgomery county, Lucas county, Butler county, Stark county, Lorain county, and Mahoning county.

(E) Voluntary county: Any county in which the board of county commissioners of the county and the administrative judge of the general division of the court of common pleas of the county enter into an agreement of the type described in division (B)(3)(b) of section 2929.34 of the Revised Code and in which the agreement has not been terminated as described in that division.

Effective: 3/29/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/29/2023
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5120.01, 5149.38
Rule Amplifies: 5149.38

5120:1-15-02 Standards for approval of T-CAP memorandums of understanding.

This rule establishes the requirements that must be met for memorandums of understanding submitted by target and voluntary counties. The department of rehabilitation and correction shall approve MOUs that meet the following criteria:

(A) Set forth plans by which the county will use grant money provided to the county in state fiscal year 2018 and 2019.

(1) County plans should not expend more than fifty per cent of the grant allotment on jail incarceration.

(2) If a county indicates that more than fifty per cent of the grant allotment will be spent on jail incarceration, the county must indicate and justify why it believes it must spend the level of funding on incarceration and indicate what other alternatives were considered and why those alternatives were not selected.

(B) Specify the manner in which the county will address a per diem reimbursement of local correctional facilities for prisoners who serve a prison term in the facility pursuant to division (B)(3)(c) of section 2929.34 of the Revised Code.

(C) Provide the fiscal information and calculations for determining its per diem costs per division (F)(4) of section 5149.38 of the Revised Code.

(D) List a contact person with contact information for the grant who will submit the required reports and have knowledge of how the funds are being used.

(E) Contain a statement indicating the county representatives have read, understand, and agree to all requirements listed in the "Grant Requirements" section of the grant announcement.

(F) Include signatures from a county commissioner representing the board of county commissioners of the county, the administrative judge of the general division of the court of common pleas of the county, the sheriff of the county, and an official from any municipality operating a local correctional facility in the county to which courts of the county sentence offenders.

(G) If two or more target counties or voluntary counties join together to jointly establish a memorandum of understanding, the memorandum of understanding shall be signed by a county commissioner from each of the affiliating target counties or voluntary counties representing the county's board of county commissioners, the administrative judge of the general division of the court of common pleas of each affiliating target county or voluntary county, the sheriff of each affiliating target county or voluntary county, and an official from any municipality operating a local correctional facility in the affiliating target counties and voluntary counties to which courts of the counties sentence offenders.

Effective: 3/29/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/29/2023
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5120.01
Rule Amplifies: 5149.38