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

H.O.P.E. Court graduates inspire othersNews Herald, 10/12/17  – A year ago, Richard Macina and Kasie Whitt were living out of a car, unemployed, without a home and using heroin every day. They lost custody of their two children and had a third on the way. But on Thursday, Macina and Whitt became the first couple to graduate from the Ottawa County Family Dependency Court, also known as H.O.P.E. Court, “Helping Our Parents Excel.” … [continue]

Recovery reunites couple with kidsSandusky Register, 10/12/2017 – Lives can be broken and made in one year’s time. For Kasie Whitt and Richard Macina, both realities apply. The couple, both 26-year-old Port Clinton parents, were living out of their car at this time last year. Since then, their three children were taken away by the government amid both battling a heroin addiction … [continue]