Hamilton County Common Pleas Court established a Judicial Release program known as the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Reentry Docket. This docket, also known as the Welcome Home Reentry Docket, is aimed at helping individuals successfully transition from prison to the community, while reducing recidivism and strengthening public safety. This specialty docket is designed for low-level, non-violent offenders who voluntarily ask for help transitioning from state prison back into the community.This program is initiated in partnership with the Hamilton County Office of Reentry. The Office of Reentry coordinates with the Court, the probation department, and community partners to establish a Reentry plan, coordinate services, and provide data tracking. The Reentry case managers will create a continuum of care that is designed to promote better outcomes for the target population.In order to apply to the docket, you must mail a paper application to the address listed on the application. Additional information about the docket and the eligibility criteria can be found on our website.