Lake County Juvenile Court, Judge Karen Lawson

Lake County Juvenile Court, Judge Karen Lawson For more information, please contact Director of Administration Chris Simon at [email protected]

The Lake County Juvenile Court has exclusive jurisdiction concerning any person under eighteen years old who is alleged to be a juvenile traffic offender, delinquent, unruly, abused, neglected, or dependent. The Juvenile Court also has jurisdiction in adult cases involving paternity, custody, child abuse, non-support, contributing to the delinquency of minors, and failure to send children to school.

03/16/2020

Until further notice, the Lake County Court of Common Pleas – Juvenile Division will be operating OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS. Only essential judicial, court and clerk personnel shall be on duty in the courthouse, including sufficient security officers. If the judge or magistrate assigned to a case determines that a trial, hearing or other proceeding is necessary to be held at that time, only the litigants, their attorneys, and any witnesses and jurors, and limited media if requested, permitted entry, and no other persons will be permitted entry. Any such persons to be admitted may be subject to health screening or testing, if testing is available, and exclusion from admission based upon the results of such screening or testing.

Earlier this fall, in what has become an annual event, Lake County Juvenile Court Administrator Chris Simon (St. Ignatiu...
12/02/2019

Earlier this fall, in what has become an annual event, Lake County Juvenile Court Administrator Chris Simon (St. Ignatius Class of '89) and Lake County Job & Family Services Director Matt Battiato (St. Edward Class of '74) renewed their friendly wager over the St. Ignatius-St. Edward football game. St. Edward prevailed 7-3 which resulted in Mr. Simon having to wear a St. Edward tie for a week at work!

Last week Judge Lawson and Juvenile Court hosted the 2020 Provisional Class of the Western Reserve Junior Service League...
09/13/2019

Last week Judge Lawson and Juvenile Court hosted the 2020 Provisional Class of the Western Reserve Junior Service League. The candidates learned about the operations of the Juvenile Court. Good luck to all!

We will never forget.
09/11/2019

We will never forget.

The 2019 Lake County Fair starts this week!  Come check out the Juvenile Court booth!
07/22/2019

The 2019 Lake County Fair starts this week! Come check out the Juvenile Court booth!

Thank you to the News Herald for sharing our good news about the New Voices program!
12/03/2018
Lake County Juvenile Court program honored

Thank you to the News Herald for sharing our good news about the New Voices program!

The Lake County Juvenile Court has received statewide recognition for a program aimed at addressing low self-esteem in young women involved in the juvenile justice system.

Judge Karen Lawson and the entire staff of the Lake County Juvenile Court is proud to announce that the New Voices progr...
11/29/2018

Judge Karen Lawson and the entire staff of the Lake County Juvenile Court is proud to announce that the New Voices program has won the 2018 Community Recognition Award! This award is given annually by the Ohio Department of Youth Services to a program to recognize the outstanding contributions of a community organization that provides needed programs and services to youth. The New Voices program is the third Court program to win this award. The Court’s Alternative School won the award just last year. The Intensive Community Rehabilitation program also won a Community Recognition Award in 2013. Also honored was a 2018 graduate of the program! Congratulations!

On Wednesday November 21st, Judge Karen Lawson and staff at Lake County Juvenile Court hosted its 10th Annual Day of Giv...
11/26/2018

On Wednesday November 21st, Judge Karen Lawson and staff at Lake County Juvenile Court hosted its 10th Annual Day of Giving. This year's local charity was the Alexander K. DelaMotte Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is awarded yearly to a Junior or Senior studying Fine Arts at Lake Erie College. This year's event raised over $3,400 for the scholarship. Thanks to everyone who attended and who helped make this the most successful event ever! Happy holidays!

Lake County Juvenile Court is mourning the loss of Judge William W. Weaver.  Judge Weaver served Lake County as juvenile...
11/01/2018
William W. Weaver remembered for work as judge in Lake County Juvenile Court

Lake County Juvenile Court is mourning the loss of Judge William W. Weaver. Judge Weaver served Lake County as juvenile judge from 1991 until he retired in 2008. May he rest in peace.

Former Lake County Juvenile Court Judge William W. Weaver is being remembered as a pro-active jurist with strong ties to community, church and family.

In what has become an annual event, Lake County Juvenile Court Administrator Chris Simon (St. Ignatius Class of '89) and...
10/30/2018

In what has become an annual event, Lake County Juvenile Court Administrator Chris Simon (St. Ignatius Class of '89) and Lake County Job & Family Services Director Matt Battiato (St. Edward Class of '74) renewed their friendly wager this past weekend over the St. Ignatius-St. Edward football game. St. Ignatius prevailed 21-7 which resulted in Mr. Battiato having to shave off HALF of his beard!

The Lake County Juvenile Court's Alternative School received the 2017 J. Thomas Mullen Award yesterday at a ceremony dur...
12/01/2017

The Lake County Juvenile Court's Alternative School received the 2017 J. Thomas Mullen Award yesterday at a ceremony during the winter conference of the Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges. The award is given annually to a program recognizing outstanding contributions of a community organization by the Ohio Department of Youth Services. A Lake County youth who successfully completed the program was also recognized at the ceremony.

Judge Lawson and the staff at Lake County Juvenile Court held their annual Holiday Fundraiser today.  A Chinese raffle, ...
11/22/2017

Judge Lawson and the staff at Lake County Juvenile Court held their annual Holiday Fundraiser today. A Chinese raffle, 50/50 drawing and bake sale helped raise funds for the Miracle League of Lake County. A total of $2,000 was raised today and Director of Administration, Chris Simon, was proud to present the check to Judy Moran (Miracle League Board of Directors President) and Dennis Morley (Mayor of the City of Eastlake). Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Lake County Juvenile Court Administrator Chris Simon (St. Ignatius Class of '89) and Lake County Job & Family Services D...
10/30/2017

Lake County Juvenile Court Administrator Chris Simon (St. Ignatius Class of '89) and Lake County Job & Family Services Director Matt Battiato (St. Edward Class of '74) renewed their friendly wager this past weekend over the St. Ignatius-St. Edward football game. St. Ignatius prevailed 17-10 which resulted in Mr. Battiato having to wear a St. Ignatius neck tie with the rival colors of blue and gold all week at work.

Congratulations to Judge Karen Lawson for receiving the Friend of the Master Gardener Volunteer Program from the Ohio St...
10/02/2017

Congratulations to Judge Karen Lawson for receiving the Friend of the Master Gardener Volunteer Program from the Ohio State University. The Juvenile Court has had its Gardening Program since 2009 and the garden has won previous awards. We are proud of Judge Lawson for her efforts and very thankful to the community for recognizing her contributions!

The eclipse was big news all over the country.  It was no different at Juvenile Court today.  Here's a picture of the ec...
08/21/2017

The eclipse was big news all over the country. It was no different at Juvenile Court today. Here's a picture of the eclipse over the courthouse around 2:00pm.

02/10/2017
www.lakecountyohio.gov

The County is seeking Proposals from entities interested in providing psychological clinical services to the Lake County Juvenile Court. The services involve consultation, assessment, and diagnosis for children under the Court’s jurisdiction.

Please follow the link below for further information:

Judge Karen Lawson and staff from Juvenile Court were visited by Matt Battiato and Lori O'Brien from the Lake County Dep...
12/16/2016

Judge Karen Lawson and staff from Juvenile Court were visited by Matt Battiato and Lori O'Brien from the Lake County Department of Job & Family Services to pick up presents for children in their Secret Santa program. Juvenile Court was able to raise money during their annual Thanksgiving fundraiser to purchase gifts to fill the Christmas wishlists of two children this year. This year NDCL junior, Hannah Simon, performed some of her service hours by helping shop, wrap and even making a blanket for one of the children! Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's annual fundraiser at the Juvenile Court and thank you to the Department of Job & Family Services for helping kids feel a little better during the holidays.

Judge Karen Lawson and the staff at Juvenile Court were proud to host this year's class of Leadership Lake County.  On W...
12/15/2016

Judge Karen Lawson and the staff at Juvenile Court were proud to host this year's class of Leadership Lake County. On Wednesday of this week the class heard Judge Lawson speak about the operations of the Court and then were taken on a tour of the facility. Good luck to everyone in this year's class and thank you for all the work you do to help make Lake County a better place for all of us to live!

Anthony Goff, Lake County Juvenile Court Chief Probation Officer, graduated from the Supreme Court of Ohio's Court Manag...
12/02/2016
Ohio Court Professionals Complete Executive Training Program

Anthony Goff, Lake County Juvenile Court Chief Probation Officer, graduated from the Supreme Court of Ohio's Court Management Program this month. Offered through a partnership between the Ohio Supreme Court’s Judicial College and the National Center for State Courts’ Institute for Court Management since 2002, the Court Management Program addresses specific training needs of court leaders. Each court professional attained the credential by completing a three-year program of courses, including the purposes and responsibilities of courts, caseflow management, and court performance standards. Congratulations, Anthony!

With 30 more court professionals achieving national certification this week, Ohio now employs more than 300 Certified Court Managers working in courts statewide.

Judge Lawson and the staff at Lake County Juvenile Court held its annual Thanksgiving fundraiser today.  Over 100 guests...
11/23/2016

Judge Lawson and the staff at Lake County Juvenile Court held its annual Thanksgiving fundraiser today. Over 100 guests stopped by to help us raise $2,200 for the Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Child Advocacy and Protection Team. Thank you to everyone who attended and thank you to Dr. Lolita McDavid and her wonderful staff at RB&C for all the important work you do in helping children and families across Northeast Ohio!

Lake County Juvenile Court Administrator Chris Simon (St. Ignatius Class of '89) and Lake County Job & Family Services D...
11/03/2016

Lake County Juvenile Court Administrator Chris Simon (St. Ignatius Class of '89) and Lake County Job & Family Services Director Matt Battiato (St. Edward Class of '74) renewed their friendly wager this past weekend over the St. Ignatius-St. Edward football game. St. Ignatius prevailed 34-7 which resulted in Mr. Battiato having to wear a neck tie with the rival colors of blue and gold all week at work.

Everyone at Lake County Juvenile Court would like to congratulate the Cleveland Indians on their American League Champio...
10/20/2016

Everyone at Lake County Juvenile Court would like to congratulate the Cleveland Indians on their American League Championship! And a special congratulations goes out to all the current Indians on the 25 man roster who ever wore a uniform of our favorite professional baseball team in Lake County...... the Lake County Captains! Nice job Josh Tomlin, Zach McAllister, Cody Allen, Cody Anderson, Jose Ramirez, Yan Gomes, Francisco Lindor, Roberto Perez, Chris Gimenez, Carlos Santana and yesterday's hero, Ryan Merritt!

Colleen Aguirre, Assistant Director of Human Resources; Anthony Goff, Chief Probation Officer; and Keith Montesano, Inta...
08/19/2016

Colleen Aguirre, Assistant Director of Human Resources; Anthony Goff, Chief Probation Officer; and Keith Montesano, Intake Supervisor volunteered to greet guests at the Juvenile Court booth on Senior Citizen Day at the 2016 Lake County Fair. It was a pleasure to meet all the people who stopped by to say hello!

All of us at Juvenile Court are looking forward to this year's Lake County Fair.  Please stop up to our booth to check o...
08/16/2016

All of us at Juvenile Court are looking forward to this year's Lake County Fair. Please stop up to our booth to check out some of what we're doing to help children and families in Lake County!

Congratulations to Judge Karen Lawson who was a recipient of the 24th Annual Woman of Achievement award.  Judge Lawson w...
03/07/2016

Congratulations to Judge Karen Lawson who was a recipient of the 24th Annual Woman of Achievement award. Judge Lawson was presented with this award at Lakeland Community College. Dozens of her staff were present to help the Judge celebrate this great honor. Congrats Judge Lawson!

On February 25th, Dr. Robert Anda delivered his presentation, Adverse Childhood Experiences: Building Self-Healing Commu...
02/26/2016

On February 25th, Dr. Robert Anda delivered his presentation, Adverse Childhood Experiences: Building Self-Healing Communities to approximately 350 audience members at the Radisson Hotel in Eastlake, Ohio. The event which was sponsored by the many members of the Lake County Family & Children First Council, including Juvenile Court, helped to educate everyone on the harmful effects of trauma on the developing brain and described how many public health issues could be prevented if these traumas could be reduced. After Dr. Anda's presentation, Judge Karen Lawson was a member of a panel of local experts on juvenile issues that discussed this information. This was a very informative morning for everyone who was present.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2016 RADISSON HOTEL 35000 CURTIS BLVD.EASTLAKE, OH8:00 A.M. REGISTRATIONPROGRAM: 8:30 A.M. – NOOND...
02/04/2016

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2016
RADISSON HOTEL
35000 CURTIS BLVD.
EASTLAKE, OH

8:00 A.M. REGISTRATION
PROGRAM: 8:30 A.M. – NOON

Dr. Anda’s research on the connections between childhood trauma (abuse, neglect, domestic violence, etc.) and later-in-life health & social problems is world-renowned. His ground-breaking Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study is being replicated in numerous countries by the World Health Organization and is being used in some twenty-one U.S. states to help assess origins of health and social problems.

It is with a heavy heart that the Juvenile Court shares this information.  The Lake County community lost a good one thi...
02/03/2016
Daniel P. Salesky's Obituary on News-Herald

It is with a heavy heart that the Juvenile Court shares this information. The Lake County community lost a good one this week. Dan worked for Lake County Juvenile Court in the 1990s, but has remained in the Lake County court system since he left us. Deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | Services for Daniel P. Salesky, 47, of Willowick, will be at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 at Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Avenue, Willoughby. The family will receive friends

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Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
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