Honorable Judge Patricia J. Smith
The responsibilities of the Juvenile Court include hearing all Department of Job and Family Services cases regarding dependent, neglected and abused children, all juvenile traffic cases, delinquency and unruly offenses and adult contributing cases. The Court has jurisdiction over parentage cases, along with custody, visitation and support.
The Portage County Probate Court issues Marriage Licenses, monitors the administration of decedent estates, manages guardianships of minors and incompetent adults and presides over all adoptions, name changes and involuntary mental health and intellectual disability commitments.
The Juvenile Court Local Rules with proposed Revisions have been published and open for Review.
If you have any comments you will have until February 14, 2020 to submit your comments to Judge Patricia J. Smith at the Portage County Juvenile Court, 8000 Infirmary Road, Ravenna, OH 44266
Public Comments should be sent to the Portage County Common Pleas Court Juvenile Division, and be addressed as follows:
Attention: Judge Patricia J. Smith / Rules Comments
8000 Infirmary Road, Ravenna, Oh 44266.
Public Comments are welcome.
Copies of the Local Rules can also be obtained at the Portage County Common Pleas Court Juvenile Division, located at 8000 Infirmary Road, Ravenna, Oh 44266.
|Patricia J. Smith||Judge-Juvenile and Probate Courts||330-297-0881|
|Joseph Szymanski||Chief Magistrate||330-297-0881|
|Michelle Zuponcic||Juvenile Court Administrator||330-297-0881|
|Judy Sheaffer||Juvenile Court Chief Deputy Clerk||330-297-0881|
|Lenny Sorboro||Director of Youth Rehabilitation||330-298-2112|
|Heather Gyekenyesi||Probate Court Administrator/Magistrate||330-297-3870|