Eligibility Requirements

 Essential requirements:

  • 18 years old or older or an eligible juvenile bound over to adult court;
  • On community control supervision, basic or intensive;
  • Ambulatory, wheelchair mobile, emotionally stable, and capable of fully participating, comprehending,and engaging in the program;and
  • Not an individual whose history, character, and condition reveal a current substantial risk that he/she will be a danger to others and whose conduct has been characterized by a pattern of repetitive or compulsive or aggressive behavior with heedless indifference to the consequences.

Other criteria:

  • A felony offender who has served the mandatory prison term and is eligible for judicial release; or
  • A 4th degree felony OMVI offender required to serve a term of sixty days in prison.
  •  The willingness of the offender to participate in the program and abide by the rules may be considered in determining eligibility but should not be conclusive in determining acceptability.

Factors or offenses that exclude admission to the CBCF:

  • Aggravated murder or murder;
  • Rape or felonious sexual penetration;
  • Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter;
  • Aggravated arson;
  • Sexual offenses as defined in section 2950.01 of the Ohio Revised Code;
  • An offender placed on post release control by the parole authority;
  • Repeat violent offenders as defined in section 2929 of the Ohio Revised Code;
  • Major drug offenders as defined in section 2929.01 of the Ohio Revised Code;
  • Any other pending charges, including a pending indictment at the time the offender is being screened for admission;
  • Participation in the Franklin County CBCF program within the past six months. The 6 months is to begin upon the offender’s prior date of discharge from the CBCF. No offender is to be sentenced to the CBCF more than two times;
  • Offenders with a physical, intellectual, or mental health disability where reasonable modifications or policies, practices, or procedures will not mitigate the risk of a direct threat to the health or safety of others (this decision will be based on the information collected during the screening and orientation process);
  • Offenders with a contagious disease that presents a significant risk to the health of the staff or other residents;
  • Offenders who cannot independently perform activities of self-care (e.g. bathing, dressing, eliminating independently);
  • Offenders with medical needs that exceed the scope of resources available at the CBCF, including chronic medical problems that require ongoing medication, treatment and testing (individuals with chronic health problems who are determined to be acceptable must agree to be responsible for the cost of any continuing medication, treatment or testing);
  • Offenders who are severely mentally retarded;
  • Offenders who are actively psychotic at the time of sentencing, screening or intake to the facility; and/or
  • Offenders who are seriously emotionally disturbed unless:

      • The condition is controlled by medication so as to permit full participation in the CBCF program;
• The offender agrees in writing to be responsible for complying with medication and/or dietary regimen as prescribed or recommended by a treating physician;
• The offender agrees to be responsible for the cost of any continuing medication, treatment or testing.

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