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Hamilton County Juvenile Court



Hamilton County Juvenile Court Cincinnati, Ohio

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Welcome to the Hamilton County Juvenile Court Youth Center


Mission Statement

    The staff of the Hamilton County Juvenile Court Youth Center is a team of dedicated and caring professionals.

    We are committed to servicing our communities by providing a safe, secure and structured learning environment for the youth in our care. 

    All Youth Center services are without regard to race, nationality, creed, gender, handicap or reason for confinement.



The Hamilton County Juvenile Court Youth Center, rebuilt in 1995, located at 2020 Auburn Avenue, is a 164,500 square foot, multi-story, eight unit, sixteen pod, 160 secure bed, county detention facility that contains two Court rooms, the Court's Psychological/Psychiatric clinic, intake complaint processing center, and a counseling center referred to as the Intervention Unit.

The Youth Center provides education through Cincinnati Public Schools, counseling by our own Hamilton County Juvenile Court Psychology Department and Intervention Unit, and medical services are contracted through Children's Hospital.

Visitations are seven days a week with respective unit times. The visitation schedules are located at our lobby front desk upon arrival to a juvenile's first Court hearing.

The Youth Center is accredited by the American Correctional Association, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, and the American Association of Suicidology.

The Youth Center is recognized as one of the nation's Model Suicide Prevention Programs in a juvenile facility. Jail Suicide/Mental Health Update, a joint project of the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives and the National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice. Spring 1998, Volume 7, Number 4.

The Youth Center is recognized as a model facility with special recognition for its Suicide Assessment/Management program. Best Practices: Excellence in Corrections, published by the American Correctional Association, 1998.


The Youth Center
2020 Auburn Avenue 
Cincinnati, OH 45219-3097 
Phone: (513) 946-2600 
Fax: (513) 946-2675

24-Hour Intake Phone Numbers
(513) 946-2607 
(513) 946-2612

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