Huron County
Common Pleas Court
Probate and Juvenile Divisions

Family Dependency Court

The Huron County Family Dependency Treatment Court began in 2018.  The mission of the Family Dependency Treatment Court of Huron County is to serve the best interests of children by providing collaborative evaluation and treatment services for substance abusing parents who have lost, or are at risk of losing custody of their children to abuse, neglect, or dependency.  These intensive services will improve the mental health, dependency, and substance abuse issues of parents and the well-being of their children through intervention and treatment in a holistic, strength-based, community-supported justice system. 

This program is designed to service these parents within a twelve to eighteen month time frame.  This intensive program consists of four phases.  When the parent completes all four phases they are successfully graduated from the program.  These parents are subject to status hearings that vary from every week to every four weeks depending on the phase of the program that they are in.  The parents are intensely supervised outside of court hearings, including weekly meetings with the Huron County Family Dependency Treatment Court, Case Managers from Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services, and Social Workers with Children Services.  Also, pro sober support group activities and visitation with their children are maintained. 


Contact Information:

Jaime Endsley, Family Dependency Treatment Court Coordinator

Huron County Common Pleas Court

Juvenile Division

2 East Main Street

Norwalk, OH  44857


Phone: (419) 668-4383 ext. 1725

Fax: (419) 663-5452

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