Trumbull County Juvenile Drug Treatment Court...

The Trumbull County Juvenile Drug Treatment Court is a voluntary program for court involved youth with a substance abuse problem.  The mission is to provide youth an opportunity to successfully engage in treatment.  Accountability, sobriety, responsibility, and family engagement, are key components of the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court.  Through collaboration a dedicated team will focus on assisting youth to become drug and alcohol free, maintain compliance with court orders, complete probation, and become productive members of the community.

Eligibility  for Juvenile Drug Treatment Court are court involved youth that have been identified through an Ohio Youth Assessment System as moderate to high risk with the specific substance abuse domain high.  Youth must meet a substance use disorder level of care, be a resident of Trumbull County, between the ages of 14-17, and have a felony charge or misdemeanor of the 1st or 2nd degree.

Although entrance into the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court is voluntary, continued participation will be court ordered.  The program will take approximately up to nine months to complete.  Progression through the program is monitored through 3 phases.  Participants will be held accountable through rewards and sanctions. Upon successful completion, the charge(s) will be dismissed.

The Honorable Judge Samuel F. Bluedorn and Magistrate Terry A. Swauger preside over the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court.  The team consists of the Drug Treatment Court Coordinator, Prosecutor, and Treatment Providers.

Please contact Drug Treatment Court Coordinator Denise O’Shaughnessy at 330 675-7934 for additional program information.