Programs / Services

Adolescent Sexual Abuser Program (ASAP)

Adolescent Sexual Abuser Program (A.S.A.P.) is an intensive outpatient Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Program that began at the court in September of 2008. The program utilizes numerous tools and techniques to assist juveniles adjudicated of sexually oriented crimes in developing healthy and appropriate relationships with others.
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Boys Council

The Council aims to promote males natural strengths and to increase their options of being a successful male in today’s world.  The Council challenges myths about how to be a “real man”.  It engages males in activities, dialogue and self-expression to question stereotypes while increasing their emotional and social literacy by promoting valuable relationships with peers and adults.
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Boys Programming

This program includes group work with boys of all ages in the community and the Justice Center covering subjects from anger management to separation and loss, a life skills speaker’s program, and a beginning life book program that encompasses both individual counseling and group work to help young men assess and clarify where they are in their lives and to move forward in a positive direction.
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Clinical Services

The purpose of the counseling department is to assist youth and families of Mahoning County with mental health issues and/or behavioral problems.
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Community Service

This program addresses the victimization of the community due to delinquent behavior.
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Cyber and Relational Diversion Program (C.A.R.D.)

The program specifically addresses inappropriate sexting, cyber bullying, sexual harassment, cyber safety and Ohio law. The program addresses healthy sexuality, relationships, self-esteem and self-worth.
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Family Engagement Coordinator

The Court has two Family Engagement Coordinators who work with the family from the beginning of the case to its conclusion.  They also assist the Defense Attorney and Prosecutor with collateral information.  
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Girls Circle

Girls Circle is a structured support group for females 10-18 years old that integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in females.
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Health Services

The medical department is staffed by 1 full-time nurse and an advanced nurse practitioner who visits the facility once a week.
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Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative

The vision for the future is to encourage community stakeholders who share in the belief that detention should be objective and only reserved for youth who pose the greatest risk to public safety to join us in our efforts to improve the lives of youth and families who enter the Mahoning County Juvenile Court.


Mediation means any process in which a mediator facilitates communication and negotiation between parties to assist them in reaching a voluntary agreement regarding their dispute.
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Ohio Youth Assessment System

OYAS stands for Ohio Youth Assessment System; it is a risk assessment tool that was developed for the state, by the University of Cincinnati, along with several pilot counties in the state (Mahoning being one of them).
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Parent Project

Parents: Do you feel your teenager is out of control, or involved in drugs, alcohol or other self-destructive behaviors? The Parent Project may be a solution to your worry and frustration.
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School-Justice Partnership and the Early Warning System

In 2014, The Mahoning County Juvenile Court was one of only four juvenile courts in the nation to be awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to address the following factors: 
1. Poor school attendance
2. Behavioral issues
3. Poor academic performance
4. Future involvement with the justice system
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The Attorney Help Desk

Many of the families who come to Mahoning County Juvenile Court cannot afford an attorney and may not qualify for a court-appointed attorney. Attempting to begin the legal process by filing the appropriate forms without legal assistance can be very difficult, confusing and complex. In order to help these families, Judge Dellick established the Attorney Help Desk. 
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The Brotherhood Council Program

Opened in June 2014, and located within the Juvenile Justice Center the program was created to help transform at-risk youth into responsible members of their families, schools and communities through individualized services and programming, thereby diverting them from the Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS) and preventing future incarceration. The intense in-house program is based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy – people can change.
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Find out what is considered truant and how truancy is handled by the County.
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Victim Impact

The purpose of VIP is to expose juvenile offenders to the effects their crimes have had upon their victim, families and the community in which they live.
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