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Courts & Community

Courts & Community

The Division of Courts and Community includes the Bureau of Community Reinvestment, the Bureau of Community Facilities and the Bureau of Parole, as well as a number of initiatives involving community facets of Ohio’s juvenile justice system. Among these are RECLAIM Ohio, Targeted RECLAIM, Competitive RECLAIM and the Youth Services Grant; the Behavioral Health / Juvenile Justice initiative; state-funded Community Corrections Facilities; local detention center inspections; private residential contracts; coordination of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative; competitive grant funding; alternative revenue streams; and compliance with and grants received per the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.

Community Programs

DYS reaches thousands of youth in Ohio. Beyond youth in facilities and those on parole, DYS funds and supports 625 community programs throughout the state offering more than 93,000 youth (based on annual program admissions) opportunities and services to impact positive change. These included statewide support of juvenile courts and county partners through RECLAIM Ohio, Targeted RECLAIM, Competitive RECLAIM, the Detention Alternatives and Enhancements Initiative, Youth Services Grant, Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice (BH/JJ), and Community Corrections Facilities.

Learn more about related community programs.

DYS and Family & Juvenile Courts Directory

A listing of contact information for county juvenile courts and facilities can be found in the Ohio Department of Youth Services and Family and Juvenile Courts Directory to the right.

To change an entry in the directory, complete the Family and Juvenile Court Directory Change of Information Form.

 

Bureau of Parole

Chris Freeman, Bureau Chief

Tel: (614) 466-7516

Fax: (614) 995-7677

Email: Chris.Freeman@dys.ohio.gov

Bureau of Community Reinvestment

Anthony F. Panzino, Bureau Chief

Tel: (614) 752-8131

Fax: (614) 995-7677

Email: Anthony.Panzino@dys.ohio.gov

Bureau of Community Facilities

Jodi Slagle, Bureau Chief

Tel: (614) 387-0865

Fax: (614) 995-7677

Email: Jodi.Slagle@dys.ohio.gov