Housing Court and the Suspended License Intervention Program (SLIP Court) are specialty courts.
Youngstown Municipal Housing Court was established in 2005 by the Hon. Robert P. Milich. Housing Court addresses vacant properties, housing code violations and neighborhoods in distress. Youngstown Housing Court has progressed significantly in three years with more than 800 cases brought to court. In 2008 alone, about 130 residential properties were brought into compliance with Youngstown’s housing code as a direct result of 304 cases referred to Housing Court. Judge Milich encourages city property owners and residents to correct housing code violations in ways that help the entire community. Housing Court is designed to improve the quality of neighborhood housing stock and overall quality of living in the city.For questions about Housing Court and schedule, please call 330-742-8855.
Youngstown Municipal SLIP Court (Suspended License Intervention Program) was established in 2002 by the Hon. Elizabeth A. Kobly. SLIP Court is a diversion program for people who face jail because of driving without a license. Participants are screened by the Probation Department and are given an opportunity to plead guilty and enter the program if eligibility requirements are met. Charges are dismissed for participants who comply with the program and obtain a driver’s license. Those who fail to obtain a license or commit a new offense while in the program are sentenced on the original offense. In 2008, 146 entered SLIP, and 128 successfully completed the program including those who started in 2007. For questions about SLIP Court, please call 330-742-8853.