Proposed new Local Rules for Juvenile Court
The newly proposed Montgomery County Juvenile Court Local Rules of Practice and Procedure can be found here. Public comment will be available from June 19, 2020 until July 19, 2020. Comments can be shared via email to Eric Shafer, Court Admininstrator at EShafer@mcjcohio.org.
We are a Court of law dedicated to the task of upholding the Constitution and administering the laws of our land in a just and equal manner. We must strive to provide individualized justice for our children and protect our community, carefully balancing the interests of both. We believe there must be consequences for violation of the laws and that treatment begins with legal consequences. These consequences are intended to teach one responsibility and accountability for their actions. Yet our goal is not to punish but to rehabilitate whenever rehabilitation can be effected without endangering the community.
We are a Juvenile Court and, although protecting children is everyone's responsibility, we must be the catalyst in rallying the entire community toward that end: