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.
The Wood County Juvenile Court is preparing to implement an electronic filing system for all support, visitation, custody, and paternity matters. A letter to practicing attorneys was sent out explaining the transition process in general details. Click here to read the letter
Judge David E. Woessner is happy to announce that the Wood County Juvenile Court will provide access to the online dockets and public pleadings in custody, support, paternity, and certain adult matters via the internet in the Public Access link which is found under Quick Links. The access is available to attorneys and the general public and will be effective on December 10, 2018. Do not hesitate to contact Ann Gucker at the Juvenile Court if there are any questions.
The Wood County Courthouse was recently featured in a short film prepared by the Ohio Channel.Follow the link to view the film.
The Wood County Juvenile Court is now utilizing a new GPS/House Arrest Monitoring System. Ohio AMS has successfully monitored thousands of clients for courts in Ohio since 2005. The Wood County Juvenile Court Probation Department went through training in May of 2017 and on May 31, 2017, the first youth was placed on this House Arrest Monitoring System which utilizes current GPS technology. This system can be used while pending court or as a dispositional option for youth.
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.
The information provided in this web site contains information as to certain records or forms and may not reflect the most recent updates to the actual records or forms. The Wood County Juvenile Court shall not be liable for losses or damages resulting from errors, omissions, or discrepancies in these records or forms. The official records are located in the Wood County Juvenile Court, 1032 S. Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. The Wood County Juvenile Court personnel are prohibited by law to provide legal advice or assist in filling out forms.