Juvenile Court


The mission of Greene County Juvenile Court is to achieve these overriding purposes. This web page describes the services and programs offered by the court to carry out its mission. It is an honor for me and the court’s staff to serve the citizens of our community.
Law directs the Juvenile Courts in our state to provide for the care, protection, and mental and physical development of children, to protect the public interest and safety, and to hold offenders accountable for their action, restore the victims, and rehabilitate the offenders.
Juvenile Court CoVid-19 Notice

Greene County Juvenile Court will continue to hear cases and is issuing decisions without interruption despite the challenges that CoVid-19 presents. It is the responsibility of the court to ensure that it continues to operate during a public health crisis. We have taken steps to prioritize the well being of our staff and the youth detained in the Greene County Juvenile Detention Center and the Miami Valley Juvenile Rehabilitation Center, both located in our Court complex. Furthermore, we are taking all necessary precautions and monitoring the fluid events of this highly communicable disease on a day to day basis.
The Court, upon its own motion, makes the following Findings of Fact: 
1. On March 9, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued Executive Order 202001D “Declaring a State of Emergency” in response to the growing COVID-19 public health crisis; 
2. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization official declared COVID-19 to be a global “pandemic” requiring “urgent and aggressive action” to control the spread of the virus; and 
3. On March 18, 2020, the Greene County Board of Commissioners, pursuant to Resolution No. 20-3-17-1, declared a state of emergency exists in Greene County. 
Based upon these Findings of Fact, the Juvenile Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Greene County, Ohio will implement a flexible response intended to protect public health, to maintain essential court functions, and to continue to protect the rights of all individuals subject to the authority of the Court. Therefore, it is hereby ORDERED that the Court adopts the following policies set forth in the attached in the Greene County Juvenile Court Pandemic Operations Plan and Quick Plan, attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference, until further Order of this Court. Any provisions contained herein that conflict with prior General Orders of this Court shall be superseded by this Order.