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For general questions, please call the Summit County Juvenile Court front desk at 330-643-2900 and someone will be able to assist you

 

Administration
(330) 643-7569

The Administration of the Juvenile Court consists of the Court Administrator, Assistant Court Administrator, Human Resource Administrator, Grants Administrator, Community Outreach and Education Director, and an Administrative Assistant. Responsibilities include assisting Judge Linda Teodosio in the overall direction of the court, its programs, departments and staff as well as the operation of the Detention Center. Members of the Administration also represent the Judge within the court and on a variety of professional and community outreach committees. It is the goal of the court administrators to work with social service agencies to assure that adequate programming is available to maximize productivity and prioritize long-term objectives.

Clerks Office
(330) 643-7563

The Clerk’s Office handles all paperwork filed with the court by staff members, community agencies and entities involved in the juvenile justice system. The Clerk’s Office also assists legal representatives, their clients and litigants not represented by counsel. The Clerk’s Office protects and maintains all court files and is responsible for collecting and recording monetary transactions such as fines and court costs.

Intake
(330) 643-7778

The Intake department staff is normally the first and frequently only contact alleged juvenile offenders and their families have with the Court until they appear before the Judge or Magistrate. Staff members are charged with explaining the legal process to juveniles and their families, and assessing information such as the juvenile's school performance, family dynamics, and demographic information. Additionally, the Intake department will determine the juvenile's general adjustment in all areas including prior agency history and any concerns of substance abuse and/or mental health. Based on those findings, Intake staff will make a disposition recommendation to the Court. Cases referred to the Intake department may be handled formally by the Judge or Magistrate, or informally as a diversion case.

Information Technology
(330) 643-2978

The Information Technology department is responsible for supporting the Court’s technology needs. It also provides the Court with access to reliable technological tools and systems that streamline the flow of information throughout Summit County’s juvenile justice system. Information Technology also processes data from within the case management system and provides monthly and yearly statistical reports for administrative staff. The department also seeks to update and enhance the court’s use of technology in the areas of process and workflow analysis and the case management system.

Detention
(330) 643-2960

Detention is responsible for assuring that the juveniles being held are treated with due process and the environment in which they live complies with Department of Youth Services (DYS) guidelines. Detention also assures that the detainees’ well-being and safety is monitored 24 hours a day, and that their educational, religious, dietary and medical needs are met in a timely manner. In addition, Detention coordinates with the Sheriff’s Office to maintain the integrity of the facility during court hours. The Juvenile Court employs an in-house Law Enforcement Automated Data System (LEADS) which is used to assist the Judge and Magistrates in their court cases as well as provide background checks on prospective employees, volunteers and vendor employees.

Probation
(330) 643-7581

The Probation Department is comprised of 12 Probation Officers, two Probation Community Workers, four Case Managers, Probation Supervisor, Administrative Assistant, and Chief Probation Officer. Probation cases are assigned based on geographic districts which allow the Probation Officers to establish and maintain a rapport with clients, families, schools, and agencies within a district. The Probation Officers are charged with providing an assessment of an adjudicated offender, the development of a case plan, and monitoring various contacts with the offender, parents and other agencies involved. The primary objective of Probation is to provide community safety, offender accountability and practical rehabilitation. These objectives can be reached through a range of options that include public, private and community resources.

Victim Services
(330) 643-7808

The Victim Services Office was established in May 2000 in response to House Bill 3 that permits victims of delinquent behavior to be notified of all court hearings (prior to the involvement by the Prosecutor’s Office) or any Early Release hearings ordered by the court. Victims of a delinquent sexual act are notified of the juvenile offender’s STD/HIV status. Additionally, victims are provided subsequent notification of those hearings referred to police diversion. This program serves as the primary referral source to Victim Assistance, which provides an advocate to accompany victims to the court hearings. The advocates offer support and assistance in completing the Victim Impact Statement. The Victim Services Office has obtained membership on the National Crisis Response Team and the Ohio Crisis Response Team. The National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA) has awarded this program certification for Crisis Intervention.

Offender Specific Unit
(330) 643-5482

Three full-time Probation Officers and the Felony Disposition Supervisor comprise the Offender Specific Unit. This specialized probation department unit supervises youth who have been charged or adjudicated with a sexually aggressive offense as described in the Ohio Revised Code. The average term of probation for this population is 18 to 20 months. These specialized Probation Officers serve a multidisciplinary role in that they supervise their youth from intake through termination of probation including any placements that may occur.

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