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Hamilton County Juvenile Court



Hamilton County Juvenile Court Cincinnati, Ohio

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   *** COVID-19 Operational Announcement ***   

Under the leadership of Administrative Judge John Williams, the Hamilton County Juvenile Court
took proactive steps to maintain essential functions of the Court and assist in preventing the
spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease during this State of Emergency. In developing
the Courtís Plan for Operation, the Court has consulted and collaborated with key stakeholders,
which include, but are not limited to: Prosecutorís Office; Public Defenderís Office; Hamilton
County Department of Job & Family Services; ProKids; the Supreme Court of Ohio; Cincinnati
Childrenís Hospital Medical Center; social service agencies; treatment providers and other
local/state agencies. The Court prioritized the safety and well-being of the families and
children we serve, our workforce and the public appearing in our Court.

Please use the links below for the most current information.

   Plan of Operation Updates   

6/15/2020 Juvenile Court Update
4/7/2020 Amended Clerks Filings - A
Amended Dependency Procedures - B
Delinquency Procedures - C
4/2/2020 Remote Hearing Instructions
3/26/2020 Operational Updates
Remote Filing Information Form
3/13/2020 COVID-19 Press Release

   Court Programs Working for the Community   

School Justice Partnerships and Diversion Pathways Certificate Program

"TeamChild" Advocacy Partnership

School-Based Diversion Programs

KISR! - Kids in School Rule!

Custody and Companionship Clinic

The Custody and Companionship Clinic facility is open for remote consultation. In-person consultation is temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis. Please contact the Custody and Companionship Clinic at 513-946-9440 to arrange for remote consultation with an attorney. You can also contact the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati at (513) 241-9400.

John M. Williams Melissa Powers
Administrative Judge, 2011 - Present Judge, 2017 - Present

Hamilton County Juvenile Court, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, has jurisdiction over many juvenile-related matters, including delinquency, unruly and traffic charges, dependency, abuse and neglect allegations, and certain custody, companionship and child support matters. Hamilton County Juvenile Court does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability or age in the delivery of services.

The Court has three locations:

    Judges' Office  -  hosts the Clerk's office, probation and administrative offices, and holds most of the Court hearings.

    The Youth Center  -  a 160-bed secure placement facility for youths awaiting adjudication or transfer to other facilities. The Youth Center provides a 24-hour complaint processing office and holds the plea hearings for youths being housed at the facility. 

    Work Detail  -  supervises youths performing Court-ordered community service.

Mailing Addresses and Main Phone Numbers

Judges' Office
800 Broadway
Cincinnati OH 45202
(513) 946-9200
The Youth Center
2020 Auburn Avenue.
Cincinnati OH 45219
(513) 946-2600
Work Detail
2020 Auburn Avenue.
Cincinnati OH 45219
(513) 946-7650

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