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  • Legal assistance: young adults

    While youth ages 18 to 25 are still developing into mature and self-sufficient adults, many laws and policies begin treating them as adults at age 18. Poor decisions made during this time can have life-long consequences and may make it more difficult to access employment, housing and other basic needs later on. Seek out local legal assistance for the complex challenges these transition-age youth face, including record expungement eligibility.

    • Legal assistance
      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.
      • Juvenile Criminal Case Information
        Young adults who were involved in the criminal justice system as minors will experience a different system as adults. While they retain the right to an attorney and privilege against self-incrimination (among others), the juvenile court system focuses more on rehabilitation and usually offers reduced sentencing options.
        • Child custody legal assistance

          As you consider the best care for a child following a divorce, separation or another difficult family situation, it is important to have appropriate legal representation to guide you through the process. We’re here to help you get started.

          • Guardianship

            Guardianship is established when a person with functional needs is no longer able to maintain control over their own decisions. Because this is a legally binding process, it should only be considered as a last resort. Explore alternatives to guardianship and learn about ways to protect the rights of Stark County residents with disabilities.

            • How Teen Court Benefits Defendants, Participants, the Court and the Community
              Teen Court is an alternative to traditional juvenile court & prevents recidivism with youth-to-youth accountability. Learn about its impact on Stark County.
              • Child custody: youth & teens

                The family court considers many factors when considering the best custody arrangements for youth and teens. As children get older, their school schedules become more complex and they likely have stronger opinions about their living arrangements. Most judges encourage flexibility when it comes to caring for older children, so they are best set up for success. Find help navigating teen custody cases in Stark County.

                • Child custody: childhood

                  Child custody decisions differ depending on many factors, one of which is the child’s age. Children ages 4 to 10 thrive best when their experience in school remains consistent and parental involvement is frequent and structured. Determining the best child arrangements can be confusing, especially during difficult situations such as divorce or separation. Find resources to help Stark County parents and caregivers navigate child custody cases.

                  • Migrant working
                    People who work outside of their home country are especially susceptible to human rights violations. They are often forced to work in unsafe, unsanitary environments and face abuses that go largely unseen and unreported. Find local resources to support these underrepresented employees.
                    • Mental health service providers

                      Are you ready to seek treatment for a mental health condition? We know there are many reasons why reaching out for support might not be the easiest choice. But we also know it’s one of the best decisions you can make for your emotional wellness. And now there are alternatives to meeting with a counselor in person! Telehealth is now available for virtual mental health support.

                      If you or someone you know is struggling with feelings of sadness or hopelessness,

                      • Father’s rights

                        The bond between a child and their father sets an important family foundation. Community agencies all over Stark County work every day to remove barriers and promote more positive father/child relationships. Even if a father is not the custodial parent, they still have rights when it comes to caring for their children. Find information, programs and organizations dedicated to supporting fathers legally, financially and emotionally. Because stronger relationships lead to stronger families.

                        • HOPE Program Addresses Mental Health in Those on Probation
                          Stark County’s HOPE Program is an alternative to prison for those who have a history of mental health issues and are involved in a probation offense.
                          • 2-1-1 Helpline Transitions Resources to

                            In 2023, 2-1-1, Stark County’s helpline, transitioned to 

                            Closing the Stark County information system and online database—that was run by United Way of Greater Stark County—and moving resources to helps streamline the process for community members looking for resources and information.  

                   can help you find community resources available to you and your family. The searchable community resource website is supported by Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR),

                            Community Legal Aid Services

                            Providing legal counsel and assistance to low-income individuals and families in Northeast Ohio.

                            Open Monday through Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm, closed for lunch 12pm – 1pm daily.

                            401 Market Ave N, Suite 103
                            Canton, OH 44702
                            Toll-free: 1 (866) 584-2350
                            Toll-free: 1 (866) 584-2350
                            Local: (330) 456-8361
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                            Stark County Public Defender

                            Legal counsel and representation for low-income residents who are unable to afford a private defense attorney.

                            201 Cleveland Ave. SW
                            Suite 104
                            Canton, OH 44702
                            Phone: (330) 451-7200
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                            Stark County Bar Association

                            Referrals for people who have questions or need legal advice but do not know where to turn for a lawyer.

                            116 Cleveland Ave. NW
                            Suite 400
                            Canton, OH 44702
                            Phone: (330) 453-0685
                            Attorney referrals: (330) 453-0686
                            Attorney referrals: (330) 453-0686
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                            Troop & Family Assistance Center Specialist

                            Offers resources and links to veteran programs for jobs, education, health care, legal and financial services. Contact Jennifer Perez, Contractor.

                            Office: 614-336-4310
                            Office: 614-336-4310
                            Mobile: 614-257-7936
                            Mobile: 614-257-7936
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                            Domestic Violence Project, Inc. (DVPI)

                            24-hour Crisis Hotline: 330-453-SAFE (7233)

                            Provides emergency shelter and support services to victims of domestic violence in Stark County and surrounding communities

                            • Emergency Protective Shelter
                            • Outreach and Aftercare
                            • Legal Advocacy
                            • Transitional Housing
                            • Medical Advocacy
                            • Peer Support


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                            Lake Local School District

                            Career programs offered through the Stark Career Compact:

                            • Career-based intervention (CBI)
                            • Health tech
                            • Legal studies
                            • Marketing & business management

                            Performing Arts Summer Spectacular: A unique six-week theater camp for students entering seventh through 12th grade that culminates in the performance of a musical production.

                            436 King Church Ave. SW
                            Uniontown, OH 44685
                            Phone: (330) 877-9383
                            Stark Career Compact: (330) 877-4282
                            Stark Career Compact: (330) 877-4282
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                            Stark County Family Court

                            Legal services for child custody, behavioral health and domestic relations cases. Visit their website for more information.

                            Intake specialists who work with juvenile offenders and their families to prepare for court cases and provide mediation when possible are available at (330) 451-7317.

                            Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)/ Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) – Representing the rights and interests of abused, neglected and dependent children in Stark County.

                            110 Central Plz. S
                            Suite 670
                            Canton, OH 44702
                            Phone: (330) 451-7415
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                            Aultman Hospital

                            The largest hospital in Stark County.

                            Emergency Room provides services for individuals with urgent health care concerns. Also a place for parents to safely and legally give their babies up.

                            Aultman Serenity Program provides medical forensic nursing care to individuals impacted by violence. Including individuals that have experienced: abuse and neglect, domestic violence, human trafficking, or sexual assault.

                            Offer grief support groups, more details online here.

                            2600 6th St. SW
                            Canton, OH 44710
                            Phone: (330) 452-9911
                            Emergency Room: (330) 363-6203
                            Emergency Room: (330) 363-6203
                            Hours: 24/7
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