Cuyahoga County

General Felony Unit

In addition to specialized units, the majority of criminal cases are prosecuted through the General Felony Unit. The General Felony unit is organized regionally, with Cuyahoga County broken into five regions each including a Cleveland District and a cluster of suburban communities. General Felony prosecutors are assigned to a region and are assigned only to cases originating in that region. This enables prosecutors to form meaningful relationships with the law enforcement in their region as well as with community leaders. It also helps prosecutors track crime trends and patterns in their regions and identify the specific needs of each community.