In addition to a wealth of print and online resources, Stark County has many legal advocates available to support young people in the local justice system. These experts – from program providers to pro-bono attorneys, law schools, bar associations and other organizations and individuals –selflessly deliver valuable legal aid to local youth and their families. If you are seeking legal assistance, find people, programs and resources who can help.
Providing legal counsel and assistance to low-income individuals and families in Northeast Ohio. More information at www.communitylegalaid.org.
HelpLine serves as the entry point for residents applying for help from CLA. HelpLine staff provide equitable support to applicants, offer applicant transitions from collaborative partner referrals, and also provide additional legal information and referrals for people who are not eligible for CLA’s services.
HelpLine hours: M, W – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., T, Th – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Find helpful guidance here if you are planning to represent yourself in court without the help of an attorney.
A specialized court program helping individuals involved in felony alcohol and drug-related cases to become contributing members of the Stark County community.
A jail diversion program offering a variety of services and programs for offenders, including:
Mental health professionals who help individuals complete Intensive Supervision Probation (ISP), reach stabilization and decrease risks for re-offending.
Connecting offenders with volunteer veterans to help them successfully complete the Honor Court program.
A yearlong jail diversion program providing house arrest and curfews as an alternative to prison incarceration.
Assisting the court with pre-trial release decisions for criminal cases as well as monitoring services once individuals have been released.
Collecting pre-sentence investigation, post-sentence investigation, judicial release and expungement reports on investigated individuals for the Court of Common Pleas.
A yearlong program with four phases that begins during sentencing and continues throughout the transfer to a correctional facility, during incarceration and as the individual transitions back into the community.
Online resource library for a wide range of legal topics.
Find resources from TroubledTeens.com to support at-risk youth through many of life’s challenges.
Provides information about mental health, discrimination, reentry and more.
Programs, education and support for those reentering the community after serving prison time.
Programs, opportunities and support resources to encourage positive outcomes for youth offenders.
Find nearby resources for free or low-cost legal assistance.