In 2003 a Case Western Reserve study found that case delays in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court were costing the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, along with keeping at-risk youths from receiving the services they needed.

In my campaign I promised to decrease the processing time of cases by encouraging more communication among parties.  In my first term on the bench, I have decreased the processing time by half.

 

Below are the monthly statistics on defendants on my docket processed through the Juvenile Detention Center.

 

 

 Efficient Justice

Since taking the bench in 2005, Judge Sweeney has processed detention cases, on average, in 30.52 days.

In 2015 Judge Sweeney processed a detention case, on average, in 30.58 days*

*Judge Sweeney processed complex “RICO” gang cases in an average of 116 days.

In 2014 Judge Sweeney processed a detention case, on average, in 28.44 days

n 2013 Judge Sweeney processed a detention case, on average, in 30.22 days.

In 2012 Judge Sweeney processed a detention case, on average in 28.8 days.

n 2011 Judge Sweeney processed a detention case, on average, in 34.2 days.

In 2010 Judge Sweeney processed a detention case, on average, in 33.1 days

In 2009 Judge Sweeney processed a detention case, on average, in 30.4 days.

In 2008 Judge Sweeney processed a detention case, on average, in 40.3 days.

In 2007 Judge Sweeney processed a detention case, on average, in 37.0 days.

In 2006 Judge Sweeney processed a detention case, on average, in 32.4 days.

On 2/18/05 Kristin Sweeney is sworn in as Juvenile Court Judge by Judge John Gallagher.   Cuyahoga County Chief Public Defender Robert Tobik looks on.

Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center

9300 Quincy Avenue, 8th Floor

Cleveland OH 44106

216-443-8400

 

 

 

 

Period  

# of active detention cases

Average days to process

Pending cases

1/1/16 to 1/31/16

8

49.75

7

2/1/16 to 2/28/16

6

34.5

9

3/1/16 to 3/31/16

9

30.5

5

4/1/16 to 4/30/16

6

27.1

5

5/1/16 to 5/31/16

 

 

 

6/1/16 to 6/30/16

 

 

 

7/1/16 to 7/31/16

 

 

 

8/1/16 to 8/31/16

 

 

 

9/1/16 to 9/30/16

 

 

 

10/1/16 to 10/31/16

 

 

 

11/1/16 to 11/30/16

 

 

 

12/1/16 to 12/31/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detention Case Statistics on

Judge Kristin W. Sweeney’s docket