Cleveland associate Allison Smith Newsome has been selected to serve as the magistrate for the Rocky River Juvenile Community Diversion Program. The program is offered through the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court for non-violent youth offenders as an alternative to official court proceedings.
Through the program, a juvenile may avoid formal court action and instead, utilize community resources to address problems brought to the attention of the court. Typical community resources utilized by the magistrates include community service hours, referral to counseling services, participation in prevention programs, drug and alcohol testing, and curfews.
Smith Newsome focuses her practice on the representation of hospitals, physician groups, and other health care organizations regarding the regulatory, transactional, and business aspects of health care law. She earned her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2019.