Juvenile Division

Assistant Prosecutors in the Juvenile Division prosecute all cases occurring within Scioto County involving minors committing acts which are classified as either Unruly, Delinquent, or Juvenile Traffic Offenses.  Unruly charges may be brought by parents, guardians, or school officials for a child running away from home, having severely disruptive behavior, being truant from school, or otherwise endangering the child’s own health and morals, or the health and morals of others.  Delinquent charges encompass any acts committed by a person under the age of eighteen which would be a crime if committed by an adult, including both misdemeanors and felonies.

The goal of prosecuting cases in Scioto County Juvenile Court is both to protect the public, and to correct the behavior of the delinquent, or unruly child so they may remain healthy and safe, and learn to be productive members of society.