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Hamilton County Juvenile Court Cincinnati, Ohio
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Thank you for your cooperation with COVID-19 prevention measures over the past two years. Today, we have an update.

• Effective Wednesday June 1st, The Court is expanding the visitation policy for professionals working with residents at the Youth Center. For more information, please see the attached Order MJ Entry 629.


• Effective Tuesday, March 1st, masks will be optional, rather than required, at 800 Broadway and at the Assessment Center. This change is in accordance with the CDC's Community Level guidelines, which they adopted on February 25th. For more information, please see the attached Order MJ Entry 624.

• The Youth Center requirements regarding masks remain unchanged at this time, in accordance with the CDC's "Interim Guidance on Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Correctional and Detention Facilities," which was updated February 15, 2022.

The County announced today they will be lifting the mask mandate for indoor public spaces but encouraging employees to continue practicing social distancing.  The Court will continue to monitor Community Levels and CDC guidance for all Court facilities and operations, and we will keep you updated if/when requirements change.

Hamilton County Juvenile Court remains committed to ensuring a safe work environment for all.

On behalf of Judge Powers, Judge Bloom, and Court Administration, thank you for rising to the challenges that the pandemic presented. We have an outstanding Juvenile Court team, and we’re grateful to each of you.


Administrative Judge 

Melissa Powers
Administrative Judge, 2021 - Present
Judge, 2017 - 2020
Administrative Judge Melissa Powers welcomes you to the Hamilton County Juvenile Court website. While our new website is under construction, we invite you to find all of the latest Juvenile Court news here or on the Court's Facebook page. Qries

Hamilton County Juvenile Court, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, has jurisdiction over many juvenile-related matters, including delinquency, unruly and traffic charges, dependency, abuse and neglect allegations, and certain custody, companionship and child support matters. Hamilton County Juvenile Court does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability or age in the delivery of services.

The Court has three locations:

Judges' Office  -  hosts the Clerk's office, probation and administrative offices, and holds most of the Court hearings.

The Youth Center  -  a 160-bed secure placement facility for youths awaiting adjudication or transfer to other facilities. The Youth Center provides a 24-hour complaint processing office and holds the plea hearings for youths being housed at the facility. 

Work Detail  -  supervises youths performing Court-ordered community service.

Mailing Addresses and Main Phone Numbers

Judges' Office
800 Broadway
Cincinnati OH 45202
(513) 946-9200
The Youth Center
2020 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati OH 45219
(513) 946-2600
Work Detail
2020 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati OH 45219
(513) 946-7650
Custody & Companionship
800 Broadway 1st Floor
Cincinnati OH 45202
(513) 946-9440

Hamilton County Juvenile Court     •     800 Broadway     •     Cincinnati, Ohio 45202