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Welcome to Hamilton County Juvenile Court

Hamilton County Juvenile Court mural paintingThe mission of Hamilton County Juvenile Court in Cincinnati, Ohio is to build trust by being transparent, efficient, proactive, respectful, and positive in everything we do. Our goal is to help all who enter our doors navigate the HCJC system, providing the highest quality service leading to the best possible outcome for every family and child we serve and for the safety of our community.

Our judges and magistrates decide cases with children as the subject of legal complaints. Those cases include:

  • Delinquency (Criminal) Cases
  • Dependency Cases
  • Custody Cases
  • Child Support Cases

Numerous community stakeholders and agencies give their time and expertise to enhance the lives of Court-involved youth, connecting them to services and supports as well as educational and developmental opportunities.

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.

Artwork featured on this website was created by Youth Center residents under the direction of Cincinnati Public Schools Art Teacher Penelope Harris and Patricia Clark Roper, with students from Heritage Hill School.

Diversity Equity & Inclusion Statement

We, employees of Hamilton County Juvenile Court, recognize it takes ALL of us to serve ALL of us.

We strive daily to foster an environment that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. We acknowledge and value each person for who they are and for their unique place in the juvenile justice system, from staff, to attorneys, to children and families, to the general public.

Fostering a culture of acceptance and belonging is critical to our mission, which is to support the positive development of our children, the preservation of our families and the safety of our community.

Hamilton County Juvenile Court mural painting

Locations/Contact Information:

Courtrooms & Administrative Offices
(includes Clerk’s Office, Probation and Custody & Companionship Clinic)
800 Broadway St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Youth Center
2020 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219

Assessment Center
264 William Howard Taft Road, Cincinnati, OH 45219
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