The Cleveland Municipal Court Probation Department is administered by the city government of Cleveland. The department is responsible for providing protection to the community through various law enforcement services. The Cleveland Municipal Court Probation Department functions as a mutually interdependent subsystem within the framework of the criminal justice community. It specializes in delivering a variety of services to offenders and controlling unacceptable behaviors. The department ensures that offenders are allowed to maintain family relationships that are beneficial, as well as allows permit controls to be placed on them. Established in 1912, the Cleveland Municipal Court has the authority to hear and determine issues related to misdemeanors.