Clerk of Court Phil G. Giavasis
Phil G. Giavasis was appointed Clerk of the Canton Municipal Court in July of 2007, and was elected to the full term beginning in January 2008. He previously served 15 years as Clerk of the Stark County Common Pleas Court.
Phil is a 1980 graduate of McKinley Senior High school. He also graduated with a BA in Criminal Justice from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and graduated in 2004 from the Institute of Court Management as Certified Court Manager.
Phil Giavasis led the initiative that resulted in the Phil G. Giavasis computer integration of the entire criminal justice Clerk of Court system in Stark County. He organized and currently chairs the Stark County Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Steering Committee, a subcommittee of the Stark County Community Corrections Planning Board; the body that oversees the integrated system.
The Stark County C
ystem (CJIS) was the first county‐wide integrated system in Ohio and was developed with a series of grant funds from the Office of Criminal Justice Services totaling over one million dollars. The CJIS system combines the criminal justice information of the Canton, Massillon, and Alliance Municipal Courts with the Sheriff and Stark County Court of Common Pleas. The countywide central database is currently web accessible at www.starkcjis.org