Published November 2, 2007
[below, from the Ohio Revised Code]
*5149.34 Local corrections planning board*
*(A)(1) If a county desires to receive a subsidy from a subsidy program established under division (A) of section 5149.31 of the Revised Code for community corrections programs as described in division (B) of that section, the board of county commissioners of the county shall establish, by a resolution as described in this division, and maintain a local corrections planning board that, except as provided in division (A)(2) of this section, shall include an administrator of a county, multicounty, municipal, municipal-county, or multicounty-municipal jail or workhouse located in the county, a county commissioner of that county, a judge of the court of common pleas of that county, a judge of a municipal court or county court of that county, an attorney whose practice of law primarily involves the representation of criminal defendants, the chief law enforcement officer of the largest municipal corporation located in the county, the county sheriff, one or more prosecutors, as defined in section 2935.01 of the Revised Code, one or more representatives of the public, one of whom shall be a victim of crime, one or more additional representatives of the law enforcement community, one or more additional representatives of the judiciary, one or more additional representatives of the field of corrections, and officials from the largest municipal corporation located in the county. A majority of the members of the board shall be employed in the adult criminal justice field. At least two members of the board shall be members of the largest racial minority population, if any, in the county, and at least two other members of the board shall be women. The resolution shall state the number and nature of the members, the duration of their terms, the manner of filling vacancies on the board, and the compensation, if any, that members are to receive. The board of county commissioners also may specify, as part of the resolution, any other duties the local corrections planning board is to assume.*
*(2) If, for good cause shown, including, but not limited to, the refusal of a specified individual to serve on a local corrections planning board, a particular county is not able to satisfy the requirements specified in division (A)(1) of this section for the composition of such a board, the director of rehabilitation and correction may waive the requirements to the extent necessary and approve a composition for the board that otherwise is consistent with the requirements.*
*(B) Each local corrections planning board established pursuant to division (A) of this section shall adopt within eighteen months after its establishment, and from time to time shall revise, a comprehensive plan for the development, implementation, and operation of corrections services in the county. The plan shall be adopted and revised after consideration has been given to the impact that it will have or has had on the populations of state correctional institutions and county, multicounty, municipal, municipal-county, or multicounty-municipal jails or workhouses in the county, and shall be designed to unify or coordinate corrections services in the county and to reduce the number of persons committed, consistent with the standards adopted under division (B) of section 5149.31 of the Revised Code, from that county to state correctional institutions and to county, multicounty, municipal, municipal-county, or multicounty-municipal jails or workhouses. The plan and any revisions to the plan shall be submitted to the board of county commissioners of the county in which the local corrections planning board is located for approval.*
*If a county has a community-based correctional facility and program established in accordance with sections 2301.51 to 2301.58 of the Revised Code, the budgets of the facility and program shall not be subject to approval by the local corrections planning board, but instead shall continue to be determined in accordance with those sections. However, the local corrections planning board shall include the facility and program as part of the comprehensive plan adopted and revised pursuant to this division.*
The Corrections Planning Board's most recent meeting was scheduled for 21 September.The Sheriff -once again-did not attend, but Sheriff Wellington wasn't the only *required* member not there(the the Sheriff rarely goes). As a matter of fact and record,so few were present the meeting couldn't officially be convened (oh, btw, the meeting originally was scheduled for 14 September, but Atty. Mark Huberman requested the date be changed due to 14 September being the second day of Rosh Hashana- the Jewish New Year[02 Tishrei 5768]-ooh, and after accommodating Atty. Huberman's request, he was a *no show* .