Department of Fiscal Management

Kristen Richardson, Director
Phone: (440) 329-5187


The Fiscal Department is comprised of four departments; the Finance Department, Grants, Systems Management, and the IV-D Domestic Support Unit.


The Fiscal Department is responsible for all financial processing and reporting, including accounting, processing payroll, benefits and Court appointed counsel payments.
The Fiscal Department prepares and monitors the Court’s annual budget, recording revenue and processing payments of over $11 million annually.

The Fiscal Department also tracks accrued sick and vacation leave for the Court and uses the information to prepare the Court’s Compensated Absences Report for the County’s Certified Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

Fiscal also maintains the asset inventory records including preparing the Court’s Annual Fixed Asset Inventory for the County’s Certified Annual Financial Report.

Grant Writing and Management

The Grants Department is responsible for researching grant opportunities available through state, federal and local agencies, writing grant proposals and monitoring grant and entitlement programs received. The Grants Department is also responsible for recording and monitoring Special Revenue funds throughout the Court.

Systems Management

The Systems Management Unit is responsible for the Court’s computer hardware, software and related systems. The Court’s current case management system is Courtview that maintains the Court’s docketing system.