The Wood County Juvenile Court by law has jurisdiction over juvenile delinquency and unruly cases; juvenile traffic cases; abuse, neglect, and dependency cases; paternity, custody and child support cases; as well as limited adult criminal cases. The Court administers a variety of programs related to these cases and also oversees the Wood County Juvenile Detention Center. The Court is set up by departments, which include the Clerical Department; Probation Department; the Juvenile Detention Center; the Court Appointed Special Advocates/Guardian Ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Program; and the Fiscal Department.
Parents may request drug screens for their children through the Juvenile Court. The reduced costs for these screens are $2 for a drug screen for a single drug and $15 for a screen for multiple drugs. Please contact the Juvenile Court's Probation Department for details.
CASA/GAL volunteer applications are being accepted for future training opportunities. Contact CASA/GAL program office at 419-352-3554 for an application packet.
There is a page on this site to assist individuals who are in need of legal advice and/or information. The page can be reached by clicking on the Legal Resources tab at the top of this page.