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Led by Judge Ron Cable

The RISE (Restore Individual Self-Empowerment) Program began in October 2018 and is led by Judge Ron Cable. This program is modeled after the Franklin County Municipal Court’s CATCH (Changing Actions To Change Habits) Court and was created to help adult female victims of human trafficking, prostitution and sexual exploitation. RISE is the first program in Summit County for adults facing this issue.

Judge Cable began the program to identify and help human trafficking victims and lead them as they create a new, positive path for themselves. Ohio law provides for expungement for victims of human trafficking.

Through the Akron Municipal Court's partnerships with outside agencies, RISE provides services such as trauma therapy, drug rehabilitation, housing, vocational sessions and other community support. 

Judge Cable, along with his team, have dedicated a great deal of time and energy to developing this program. Fifteen women are enrolled in the program (as of March 2020).

The RISE team is open to participating in informational presentations as part of our Have Gavel, Will Travel outreach program

For information about RISE, please call the RISE Program Coordinator Michaela Yerse at 330.375.2053 ext. 3073, 330.217.7947 or by emailing

RISE Advisory Board

Individuals/organizations represented on the RISE Advisory Board are:
Honorable Judge Ron Cable
ACCESS Shelter and Housing
Akron General Path Center
Akron Police Department
Akron City Prosecutor’s Office
Asian Services in Action, Inc.
Caring for Kids
Community Health Center
Freedom House for Women Inc.
Legal Defender Office of Summit County
Northeast Ohio Human Trafficking Law Clinic
Oriana House
RAHAB Ministries
Rape Crisis Center of Summit & Medina Counties
Summa Hospital
Summit County Juvenile Court
Summit County Prosecutor’s Office
Summit County Sheriff's Department
Victim Assistance Program

Judge Ron Cable

Judge Ron Cable

Akron Municipal Court RISE Program Logo

RISE Program Logo