Stark Attention Center

In Stark County, young people who are held by the juvenile justice system experience secure, temporary custody through the Stark Attention Center. In addition to operating a highly-successful educational program, the 30-bed facility rewards youth for demonstrating pro-social behavior and personal responsibility. Learn more about the Stark Attention Center and find contact information to reach out.

Helpful links

Community Legal Aid

Online resource library for a wide range of legal topics.

Help for Parents

Find resources from to support at-risk youth through many of life’s challenges.

The Juvenile Justice Resource Hub

Provides information about mental health, discrimination, reentry and more.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction

Programs, education and support for those reentering the community after serving prison time.

Ohio Department of Youth Services

Programs, opportunities and support resources to encourage positive outcomes for youth offenders.

Stark County Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Find nearby resources for free or low-cost legal assistance.

Youth engagement programs

4-H Youth Development

Hands-on activities to help youth between the ages of 5 and 19 develop lifelong learning skills.


National service programs helping to increase civic engagement and improve lives.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Mentoring program helping young people in Stark County to overcome obstacles and move toward more positive futures.

Boy Scouts

Supporting local young people as they develop responsibility, character, citizenship and physical fitness.

Girl Scouts

All-girl, girl-led and girl-friendly leadership-development program.

Pegasus Farm

Maximizing the potential of people with disabilities to become independent, well-rounded, self-confident individuals.

TomTod Ideas

Summer camps, project launches and school-based partnerships that empower middle school students to imagine the world as it could be and put those dreams into action.

YMCA of Central Stark County

Helping members of our community to make healthier choices for their mental and physical fitness.