The Lucas County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division, is Mandated and Governed by Law. In Fulfilling its Mandate, the Juvenile Court's Mission is to:
Ensure fairness, equity, and access to justice to all children and families regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation.
Ensure Public Safety.
Protect the Children of the Community.
Preserve Families by Supporting Parents and Intervening only when it is in the Best Interest of the Child and/or the Community.
Work with the Community to Develop and Enforce Standards of Responsible Behavior for Adults and Children.
Ensure Balance Between Consequences and Rehabilitation while Holding Offenders Accountable for Their Actions.
The goal of the Juvenile Court
The goal of the Juvenile Court is to ensure that the children and people who come before it receive the kind of care, protection, guidance, and treatment that will serve the best interest of the community and the best welfare of the child.
The Judges and staff have concern not only for resolving cases in Court but also for improving family life, personal relationships, education, and treatment for children, youth and families within the community.