ROCK. Students

One hundred students participating in the Redirecting Our Curfew Kids (ROCK) program were accompanied by their program mentors for a meet and greet opportunity with Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Municipal Court Judge Emanuella Groves, Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) CEO Eric Gordon and City of Cleveland Chief of Education Monyka Price held at the Cleveland Public Auditorium on Lakeside Avenue. 

In response to approximately 3,000 day and night minor curfew citations received each year, the Cleveland Municipal Court created the Redirecting Our Curfew Kids (ROCK) a diversion program for parents or guardians who are issued citations for a minor's curfew violation. Participants are given 90 days to fulfill the requirements, which include one monthly parent meeting, a parent/teacher conference, and community service for the child.  In addition, there is a $25 fee for the ROCK Program. Successful participation means parents are involved in the school, the children are held accountable for their actions and students begin a positive pathway to success in school.  In addition, the Court has also partnered with the CMSD’s The School of One to assist students who are behind in school. 

Judge Groves who spearheads the ROCK program was among other elected officials present at this meet and greet opportunity which included Municipal Court Judges Ronald B. Adrine; Lauren C. Moore; Michelle D. Earley; Pauline H. Tarver;  and, James H. Hewitt, III, along with Juvenile Court Judges Alison L. Floyd and Denise Rini.

Photographer: 
Ruggero Fatica