Probation occurs when a juvenile offender is adjudicated under a specific order which releases the juvenile into the community under supervision.

The probation department holds juvenile offenders accountable for their actions while providing support to them and their families. Probation Officers monitor juvenile offender compliance with the Courts Orders; as well as assist the juvenile and family in improving the juveniles overall condition. Juveniles ordered to probation and families will have routine contact with the Probation Department. Through appropriate sanctions the juvenile will be held accountable.   

The Delaware County Juvenile Court has 7 full-time Probation Officers including the Chief of Probation, 1 Transport Officer and 1 Night Monitor.


Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code sec.2152.19(f)(1), a probation officer may conduct warrant less searches of your place of residence, your personal property, or any property which you have been given permission to use if they have reasonable grounds to believe that you are not abiding by the law or terms and conditions of your supervision.

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