Ottawa County Juvenile and Probate Court Mission Statement

The mission of the Ottawa County Probate and Juvenile Court is to provide efficient, fair, and quality services to the people of Ottawa County. We are committed to protect the rights and safety of our citizens, to work cooperatively with all community resources, and to improve the lives of children and families.

In The News

Ottawa County program gives imperfect parents HOPEPort Clinton, March 19, 2019 – Parents dealing with alcohol or drug addiction who have lost custody of their children in Ottawa County due to abuse or neglect haven’t necessarily reached a dead end. They have on their side an unlikely ally: The judge who has the power to determine custody. Ottawa County Probate and Juvenile Court Judge Kathleen Giesler looks beyond the parents’ problems, sees their potential, and offers to help walk them to the other side of addiction … [ full article ]