Juvenile Court

 Exterior view of Juvenile Justice Center
The Lucas County Juvenile Justice Center main entrance is on Spielbusch Avenue

Hours of Operation

The Juvenile Justice Center Building is open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  Legal holidays as provided by law are observed, during which time the building will be closed to the public. 

Juvenile Traffic Court is held every Friday at 8:00 am.

Effective September 7, 2022, the Juvenile Clerk's Office will be operating under Temporary Reduced In-Person Operating Hours. The Juvenile Clerk's Office will be open to the public for in-person filings daily (Monday - Friday) between the restricted hours of 8:30 am to 11:30 am.  The office will be closed for in-person filings and payments between the hours of 11:30 am to 4:30 pm.  There is a drop off basket for filings and filing fee payments at a Self Service Station located inside of the front entrance to the Juvenile Justice Center building for individuals who come in during closed hours.  In-person child support payments will only be accepted during open hours of operation. The Clerk's Office will continue to be reachable by phone daily (Monday - Friday) at (419) 213-6744 between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  These temporary modified hours of operation are expected to remain in place for no more than 60 days from September 7, 2022.

Court sessions run from 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Judges or Magistrates may schedule hearings at other times at their discretion.

Information before you come to Court - Courthouse Guide: Delinquency

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA): If you are aware of or suspect alleged sexual misconduct, please complete the PREA Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, or Sexual Harassment Reporting Form.

PREA Information - Parent and Resident Handbook
PREA Información - Spanish PREA folleto de Información
2017 Final PREA Audit Report - 2017 PREA Audit Report
U.S. Department of Agriculture policy - Justice for All Information

 Initiatives and Reform:  JDAI 2018 Annual Report

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