JUVENILE INFORMATION

Programs of the Juvenile Court:
Court Diversion  

The Diversion Program was established as a way to show the general public that the court’s main goal is to help our juvenile community and not just punish them for their mistakes.  The program allows for juvenile offenders to be diverted from formal court proceedings, thus allowing the juvenile to maintain a clean record with the court.

    • The citation must be a Misdemeanor or Unruly
    • The accused must be a first time offender or have a minimum of two years without a court conviction
    • The accused must admit to the charge
    • The accused must not have previously completed the Diversion Program *
    • The accused must sign an agreement to participate in the Diversion Program
    • The accused must agree to pay a $125.00 fee

* Subject to the Probation Supervisor’s discretion

CarTeen

The CarTeen program is for the first time juvenile traffic offender and their parents/guardians.

    • Juvenile traffic offenders are sentenced to this program; therefore, ordered to attend
    • The juvenile is required to bring one parent with them
    • The program is held from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., on the second Saturday of every month; registration begins at 8:45 a.m.
    • The CarTeen program is held at the Ohio State University Extension office, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville, OH; next to Edison Community College
    • A $20 fee is charged when you register.  This fee covers program expenses.
    • The CarTeen program is conducted by the Ohio State University, Darke County, and Darke County 4-H, with the Ohio State Patrol, Darke County Juvenile Court, and Darke County Traffic Safety Committee cooperating
    • Court costs of $94.00 to be paid to the Court

If you have additional questions, please contact Cindi Delk, Traffic Clerk, at (937) 547-7350.

CASA

Our Mission:  To provide a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused, neglected or dependent children in juvenile court proceedings.  Volunteers will advocate for the best interests of the children in an effective, timely, professional manner until the case is permanently resolved.

Every year, abused, neglected or dependent children of Darke County are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. They have no family to call their own and spend years of their childhood moving from one temporary home to another, sometimes getting lost in the system. As CASA, we become these children's voice in the court and advocate for their best interests.

To learn more about becoming a CASA volunteer, please contact Kay Robbins at (937) 547-9091 or krobbins@darkeprobatejuvenile.org.

Juvenile Court Costs and Program Fees
 
Base Costs:
Misdemeanor
Felony

$117.00
$148.00
 
Traffic:
Moving
Non-Moving
Seatbelt (Driver)
Seatbelt (Passenger)

$144.00
$115.00
$30.00
$20.00




(fine only)
(fine only)

Adult Charges:
Nonsupport
Contributing
Failure to Send

$112.00
$112.00
$112.00
 

Tobacco Waiver:

$100.00
$117.00
(fine)
(court costs)
Miscellaneous:
Marriage Consent
Custody (including home-study deposit)

No Charge
Varies
 
Probation Fees:
Probation Fee
Electronic Monitor (installation and Per Diem)

$100.00
Varies
 

Program Fees:
CarTeen (traffic school)


$20.00*
 

*In addition to $144.00 Moving Violation fine

Other:
Copies
Certification of Copies
Certified Mail
Application for Counsel

$0.50
$3.00
Actual Cost
$25.00


   
Custody Information:

Juvenile Court handles the following types of temporary custody changes:
Cases involving abuse, neglect or dependency filed by Children Services.
Please note that custody changes are not granted for school purposes only.

Emancipation Information:

Emancipation FAQ