Lucas County Juvenile Court Mediation Department strives to bring parties together with a professional mediator in a safe, neutral setting to facilitate an effective resolution of their court case in an efficient and non-adversarial manner.
We believe that family members and parties involved with the juvenile court hold the key to finding an efficient and lasting resolution of their case through a mediation process that offers respect, understanding and support in a welcoming and safe setting.
Many juvenile court case types are referred to mediation by the Court. A few mediation case types typically referred are: Unruly/Delinquency, Access to Visitation, Truancy Prevention, Adult Contributing to Delinquency, and Domestic Violence cases.
Mediations embrace the principals of Positive Youth Development. The focus is on building relationships and positive role models with the adults in the youth's life and by building the bond between the youth and their community by offering youth enrichment programs in their local community centers.
Efficient scheduling of mediations
Safe, welcoming and calm environment
Mediator professionalism and neutrality
Facilitation of effective communication and family problem solving
Community referrals as needed
Agreements in the best interest of the children
The Mediation department can be contacted at 419-213-6881.