Probate Court: 740.283.8593    |    Juvenile Court: 740.283.8557


Probation is the most widely used concept, and disposition, ordered for adjudicated youth. Depending on the level of offense, misdemeanor, felony, or unruly, offenders are placed on probation for a period of thirty days to one year, with other sanctions as ordered by the court. Probation will be longer than minimum requirements when there are issues of non-compliance.

Juvenile Court employs eight probation officers, each having a caseload in which they continuously monitor adjudicated youth with regular visits at the court, at home, at school and in the community. The probation officers report a juvenile’s progress to the judge, have the power to arrest probationers, and file violation of probation charges within the court. They also report and make recommendations to the court concerning a youth’s well-being. With increasing numbers every year, the probation staff constantly works to create innovative strategies to help juveniles and their families be rehabilitated.

Probation Staff

Fred Abdalla, Jr – Chief Probation Officer

Probation Officers

David Conrad
Jamie Dent
Doug Knight
Mindy Nash
Eliza Reese
Tyrone Roseberry
Sean Tucker

Important Forms

Forms for the Juvenile Court are available online. Click here for more.