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JUDGE LINDA TUCCI TEODOSIO

 

NOTICE REGARDING JUVENILE COURT OPERATION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

 

  • Court Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30
  • Traffic Court is currently suspended
  • Please contact your court worker with questions regarding your case.
  • All walk-ins and court programs are currently suspended

 

 

Based upon the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and the actions of Governor DeWine over the weekend, the Summit County Juvenile Court has decided to continue all non-essential, non-emergency hearings for the next four (4) weeks. This action is being taken to further social distancing and to prevent the spread of the virus as much as possible.

The following hearings will go forward as emergency and/or mandatory hearings:

1. Detention hearings for youth that have been held in detention or at Safe Landing
2. Shelter Care Hearings
3. Dependency, Abuse & Neglect Adjudicatory and Dispositional Hearings
4. Requests for Juvenile Protection Orders
5. Any felony delinquency or violent misdemeanor hearing, upon the request of the
        Prosecutor, due to a risk to community safety
6. Any hearing, upon written request of any party, because an immediate hearing is necessary
        to protect the best interests of a child
7. Hearings during which a child will be returned to a parent

Some of these hearings may be conducted by telephone, if the parties so agree. Further instructions as to how to access these call-in hearings will be provided to the attorneys and/or parties involved by email.

In lieu of scheduled Review Hearings, the parties are asked to provide written updates to the Court. The preferred means of providing these reports is by a written report to be filed with the Clerk. The preferred method of filing is via mail to 650 Dan Street, Akron 44310 or fax to 330-643-2987.

Trials and hearings other than those outlined above as mandatory and/or emergency hearings that are scheduled during the next four weeks will be continued by the Court. The Summit County Juvenile Court does plan to return to business as usual on April 13, 2020, however additional continuances may extend beyond the next four weeks depending on the status of the spread of the virus. The parties will be contacted regarding the rescheduling of these hearings once this crisis has passed.

Updates will be provided on our website at juvenilecourt.summitoh.net. The public can also call their assigned Court worker or 330-643-2900 for information.

 

 

Welcome to the Summit County Juvenile Court Web site. My name is Linda Tucci Teodosio and I am privileged to serve our community as Juvenile Court Judge. I believe the Juvenile Court should be more than a mechanism of punishment for youth offenders who enter the juvenile justice system. The Juvenile Court will hold these children responsible for their actions, but the court should also seek ways to introduce the proper programming and guidance for these children to turn their lives around and become productive members of society.

By networking with the wealth of social service agencies in Summit County and enhancing, expanding and creating programs within the court, we can provide our at-risk youths with useful alternatives.

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Summit County Juvenile Court Vision Statement
"The Summit County Juvenile Court strives to serve the best interests of our children, through outreach, early intervention, community education and innovative programming, while fairly administering justice to all whose lives are impacted by the juvenile justice system."