What is Juvenile Court?

The role of the Juvenile Court is described in the Ohio Revised Code – Section 2151.01, and the rules of Juvenile Procedure are prescribed by the Supreme Court of Ohio.

The guidelines of are as follows:

  • To provide for the care, protection and mental and physical development of children subject to Chapter 2151 of the Ohio Revised Code.
  • To protect the public interest in removing the consequences of criminal behavior and the stigma of criminality from children committing delinquent acts and to substitute, therefore, a program of supervision, care and rehabilitation.
  • To achieve the foregoing purposes whenever possible, in a family environment separating the child from its parents only when necessary for his/her welfare or in the interests of public safety.
  • To provide judicial procedures through which the parties are assured a fair legal hearing and where their constitutional and other legal rights are recognized and enforced.

The Preble County Juvenile Court is committed to the impartial and fair administration of justice through the delivery of services and proceedings to children and families, victims of crime and the Preble County community.