The purpose of the Counseling department is to assist youth and families of Mahoning County with mental health issues and/ or behavioral problems. Thorough assessments are made available to recognize unidentified issues. Diverse therapeutic techniques are utilized to improve communication skills, effective disciplinary techniques, loss and trauma issues and behavioral deficits. Individual and family therapy is offered through the Mahoning County Juvenile Court’s Counseling Department for free to qualifying youth and families, irrespective of income.
Mahoning County Juvenile Court’s therapy staff is responsible for screening and ensuring the safety of detained students. Our staff also utilizes outside community services to ensure a continuity of care. A specialized Adolescent Sexual Abuser Program (A.S.A.P.) is also available for the assessment and therapeutic treatment of youth that have been adjudicated for sexual offenses.