Juvenile Division

Although the law historically distinguished between children and adults, a separate juvenile court system did not exist in the United States until 1899, when Cook County, Illinois formed the first juvenile court. The concept caught on relatively...
In our society, children are expected to follow the rules and laws in the same manner as adults. In addition, laws or rules that apply only to children because of their age were at common law referred to as “status offenses”.  As a general rule, a...
If you have reason to believe that a child may be abused, neglected or dependent, please call WCCSB at (330) 345-5340, during business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Reports can be made anonymously to WCCSB...