Stories tagged with: Hope Court

August 19, 2014 - 4:31pm
2 years 1 week ago

There is a new face on the bench in Muskingum County court.

Zanesville attorney Scott Rankin has been appointed to a seat left vacant by Judge Eric Martin who moved to common pleas court.

Rankin said you won't see a dramatic change on the bench since he's a proponent of some of the things Martin initiated.

"I'm a strong proponent of the hope court program that was started by Judge Eric Martin," Rankin said. "I would look to expand that program to get...

May 17, 2011 - 6:28pm
5 years 14 weeks ago

Some Muskingum County offenders are getting a second chance to show they can change their ways.

"I don't lie anymore, I don't try to do everything I can to get money to buy drugs which is what I was doing all day everyday when I was using, I was a mess," said Megan Lewis.

Lewis is one of dozens of misdemeanor offenders enrolled in Hope Court, a rehabilitation program ran by Judge Eric Martin through the Muskingum County Court System. It provides medical treatment for...

May 16, 2011 - 5:17pm
5 years 14 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Court is receiving a grant through the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

The $44,000 grant will help fund the Probation Department and Hope Court, which is a rehabilitation program that assists offenders with mental health and substance abuse problems.

"The staff of the Hope Court also has counselors that are involved with the individuals, who help with the medications and they work very closely with the court to direct those people into...

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