Court Services

All Participants are provided a full and fair opportunity and access to programs without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or parental status.


The Juvenile Court offers a multitude of evidence-based services and programs to the youth and families of Richland County. Those services include Community Control and Probation, Victim Services, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Intake and Diversion, Community Services & Volunteer Charity Work, Truancy Education, Early Childhood Referral Services, Elementary School Engagement, Aggression Replacement Training (ART), Advocate Intervene & Mentor Program (AIM), and Human Trafficking Assessment and Referral Services.

Court Services Mission Statement

We envision the role of Court Services as that of a catalyst for developing safe communities and healthy youth and families.  We believe we can fulfill this role by:

  • Building and maintaining community-based partnerships
  • Supporting community safety, holding offenders accountable, and assisting youth to develop competencies
  • Implementing strength-based services which are evidence-based and outcome driven
  • Advocating for and addressing the needs of victims, offenders, families, and communities
  • Obtaining and sustaining sufficient resources
  • Promoting the growth and development of all Juvenile Court Services professionals

Director of Court Services               Lisa Benson                   (419) 774-5801 

Richland County Juvenile Justice Center
411 South Diamond Street
Mansfield, OH 44902
Phone: (419) 774-5578
Fax: (419) 774-5555

Hours of Operation: 
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.

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