The Court issues the following Orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These orders are effective on
June 2, 2021 and replace and supersede all prior orders used in response to the pandemic.

1. Parties and attorneys shall appear personally for Trials and other contested hearings. The ability to
participate remotely for a contested hearing or to have witnesses appear via zoom is permitted only
upon leave of Court.

2. All pretrial hearings and all Review hearings in which there are no pending motions shall be held by
telephone or zoom unless otherwise ordered by the Court sua sponte or upon the Motion of any party.
Initial delinquency, unruly and traffic hearings will be held virtually unless otherwise ordered by the

3. Court group programs will resume in person effective June 1, 2021 with the exception of the Parent
Project which will resume in-person with the next session.

4. All individuals who are fully vaccinated and have passed the two-week post vaccination period are not
required to wear masks. Mask will be required while visiting with youth in the detention center.

5. Except as noted herein, all pre-pandemic procedures shall resume.



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.



  1. To Whom It May Concern:

    Amendments to the Local Rules of Practice and Procedure for the Summit County Juvenile Court are being proposed. The amendments include:

    •             Rule 1.03: COURT DECORUM (pg. 5)—revised to include reference to remote appearance at Court hearings.

    •             Rule 6.03: SERVICE BY PUBLICATION (pg. 17)—revised to require service via publication in newspaper for parties with no known last address and removal of “if known” language.

    •             Rule 7.05 REMOTE ATTENDANCE (pg. 21)—addition of this section to address remote attendance at hearings.

    •             Rule 11.02 REVIEW OF RECORDS (pg. 33)—revision indicating attorneys will have ongoing electronic access to cases.

    A copy of the amended rules may be found on the Summit County Juvenile Court website (LINK) and are available for review at the front desk of the Summit County Juvenile Court. Copies of the amendments have also been distributed to the Legal Defender, the Akron Bar Association, the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Summit County Children Services Legal Department. Further, the Akron Legal News will be notified and will announce this period of comment for the Local Rules of Practice and Procedure for the Summit County Juvenile Court. All comments should be sent in writing to Danielle Schantz, Judicial Attorney. Comments may be e-mailed to Ms. Schantz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The period for comment will close on September 13, 2022.
  2. Summit County Juvenile Court employee to be recognized at the
    2022 Social Work Celebration Gala

  3. Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio welcomes a professional therapy dog to Summit County Juvenile Court, Meet Tater Tot!
  4. Supreme Court of Ohio Recertifies Specialized Dockets Operated by Summit County Juvenile Court

  5. List of Unclaimed Funds





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."