New Day Court

Summit County has long used the outpatient commitment process to provide treatment in the community to citizens suffering from severe mental illness.  The specialized program offered through the New Day Court gives those who participate the tools to take an active role in their recovery to avoid repeat hospitalizations.  The New Day Court program offers compassionate case management supported by the Court and all of the service providers involved in the participant’s treatment plan.

The Summit County Probate Court’s New Day Court was developed to assist the severely mentally ill on outpatient commitment. Summit County’s New Day Court is the first of its kind in the State of Ohio.
Watch a helpful video about our New Day Court.

Many Summit County agencies have come together to support those on outpatient commitment, including:

Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADM) Board
Community Support Services (CSS)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Portage Path Behavioral Health – Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES)
SMI Adviser – A Clinical Support System For Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Administered by the American Psychiatric Association

With special thanks to the Peg’s Foundation

To learn more about Summit County Probate Court’s role in serving the severely mentally ill, go to: Mental Health


Recently Judge Stormer appeared on “Good Day in Hudson” with host Frank Youngwerth. Their discussion focused on New Day Court, a court begun in 2016 by Judge Stormer. New Day Court is the first of its kind in the state of Ohio and gives its participants living with long-term mental illness the tools to take an active role in their recovery and avoid repeat hospitalizations.
Watch the complete interview recorded in the Hudson High School studio.