Court News and Press Releases
March 1, 2018: Judge Mary Kovack announces the receipt of a $699,961 federal grant. To read more, please click here.
February 7, 2018: Judge Mary Kovack announces her intention to run for re-election. To read more, please click here.
March 1, 2018: Judge Mary Kovack was recently awarded a $699,961 federal grant through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. Known as the “Grant to Support Families in the Justice System“, the grant will allow:
- The Court to hire a full-time, dedicated Domestic Violence Magistrate, whose docket will include all domestic violence cases and all domestic relations companion cases involving the same families.
- The Gift Exchange Center, through the services provided by the Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit & Medina Counties, to expand services to allow for self-referrals, out-of-county referrals, or referrals from other community partners for families affected by domestic violence, and to expand the hours of operation to include Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Community Legal Aid to provide additional legal services for low-income families affected by domestic violence.