Union County, Ohio

Juvenile Court

Honorable Rick Rodger
Juvenile Court Judge


Leigh Ann Moots
Chief Deputy Clerk

Jennifer Griffith
Chief Probation Officer

Juvenile Court Clerk's Office
Union County Courthouse 
215 West Fifth Street, Room 107
Marysville, OH 43040
P: 937-645-3029 ext. 3411
F: 937-645-3160

Juvenile Probation Department
221 West 5th Street, Floor 3
Marysville, Ohio 43040


Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm   Offices are open to the public

Closed on Federal Holidays


UNION COUNTY JUVENILE COURT

The Ohio Revised Code defines the purposes and mission of the Juvenile Court in Section 215 1.01 and 2152.01 as:

A. To provide for the care, protection, and mental and physical development of children.

B. Protect the public interest and safety, hold juvenile offenders accountable for their actions, restore the victim, and rehabilitate juvenile offenders;

C. To achieve the foregoing purposes, whenever possible, in a family environment, separating the child from its parents only when necessary for his welfare or in the interests of public safety;

D. To provide judicial procedures through which Chapter 2151 and 2152. Of the Revised Code are executed and enforced, and in which parties are assured of a fair hearing, and their constitutional and other legal rights are recognized and enforced.


MATTERS HANDLED BY THE UNION COUNTY JUVENILE COURT:

  • JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
  • JUVENILE TRAFFIC OFFENSES
  • STATUS OFFENSES (UNRULINESS)
  • JUVENILE TOBACCO
  • OFFENSES DEPENDENCY, NEGLECT AND ABUSE PERMANENT CUSTODY
  • PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES (CUSTODY, COMPANIONSHIP, AND SUPPORT ISSUES)
  • PARENTAGE ACTIONS REGARDING PARENTS' FAILURE TO SEND KIDS TO SCHOOL
  • CONTRIBUTING BY AN ADULT

* The Juvenile Court cannot provide legal advice.


JUVENILE PROBATION SERVICES

The Juvenile Probation Department is now located at 221 West 5th Street, Floor 3. Please contact your assigned Probation Officer with questions regarding the location and availability of in person meetings. If you need assistance reaching Probation Staff, please contact the Juvenile Clerk’s Office and staff will assist you in making contact with someone in the department. 

Office hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m,, Monday through Friday

The Juvenile Probation Department is entrusted by our community to serve and support the youth and families of Union County. We commit to assist in the development of today’s youth in becoming tomorrow’s leaders and productive citizens through a proactive approach in utilizing:

  • Accountability
  • Education
  • Community Services
  • Family Support and Guidance

---Setting guidelines and expectations to promote the acceptance of responsibility for their actions.