Telephone: (330) 643-7778

Information: The Intake Department staff is normally the first and frequently only contact alleged juvenile offenders and their families have with the Court until they appear before the Judge or Magistrate. Staff members are charged with explaining the legal process to juveniles and their families, gathering information about the juvenile’s family circumstances, and assessing his or her relationship with peers and performance in school. Based on those findings Intake staff will make a disciplinary recommendation to the Court. The Intake Departments continues to utilize the Police Diversion Programs as an alternative to court intervention, and provides a liaison between the court and these programs.