It is the Mission of the Sandusky County Juvenile Court to effectively step in to a childís life and seek justice for all children under its authority by advocating for the social, medical, and mental health needs of the children and families it serves.  This can only happen by forming partnerships with community agencies to assist our parents, our schools, and our communities in helping our children make a successful transition from an often-chaotic childhood to a healthy, productive adulthood.

The Courtís success depends greatly on the ability of parents, schools, social service agencies, law enforcement and community leaders to accept ownership of and responsibility for meeting the needs of its struggling youths.  The Court and youths under its authority are truly fortunate to benefit from the support of these groups.  However, its success depends most on a talented court staff.  Sandusky County is blessed to have a dedicated, highly trained staff of men and women who devote their days (and many nights and weekends) to working with troubled youths and families.

How is your court funded?
Today, our County General Fund funds only 58% of the operation of the Juvenile Court and state and federal grant funds received from the Ohio Department of Youth Services fund the balance. Your juvenile detention center is funded entirely through the Countyís General Fund, a budget of nearly $1.37 million. However, the Center generates revenues of $400,000 in bed rental fees and reimbursements annually, returning over one-quarter of its budget to the General Fund.

No General Fund dollars have been used to fund any of the Courtís programs or youth placements in out-of-county correctional facilities. All court programs are funded through grants the Court receives. Sandusky County Juvenile Court began receiving RECLAIM Ohio funding in January 1995. The Court annually applies for funding from ODYS. Since 1995, your Court has been awarded over $4,000,000 in grant funding through ODYS.

100 North Park Avenue

100 North Park Avenue, Suite 224 Fremont, Ohio 43420  |  (419) 334-6200 (Juvenile Phone)  |  (419) 334-6211 (Probate Phone)  |  (419) 334-6210 (Fax)