Probation Services

Probation Services assigns and supervises court-ordered youth to participate in special services directed through probation staff.

Mission Statement

Probation is on the continuum of sanctions given to the adjudicated juvenile offender ordered by the Jurist, who allows the offender the opportunity to meet certain conditions while under the supervision of a court appointed official.

Under R.C. 2151.14 and in accordance with the orders of the Administrative Judge and Policies and Procedures of the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, the Probation Department is charged with:
  • Being responsible for executing case investigations and providing the court with Pre-Dispositional reports
  • Keeping informed about the behavior and circumstances of each person under Community Control supervision and providing the necessary corrective counseling and referral services with the aid of a case classification system
  • Recognizing the information disclosure forms, records, and reports are governed by the Rules of Confidentiality


Diagnostic Clinic


The Diagnostic Clinic’s psychologists perform high quality forensic mental health evaluations on youth and/or families who have matters pending before the court.  In 2015, thirteen consulting psychologists who work at the court a minimum of one to as many as a dozen days each month, numerous interns and fellows and one psychometrist, completed approximately 700 evaluations.  In addition, the Court clinic provided competency attained services to a number of youth and numerous training workshops and presentations that were available to staff court-wide.  As a result of increased efficiencies, evaluations regarding youth, whether at home or in secure detention are now available to the court’s jurists within eighteen calendar days.