This section is designed to provide general, legal, and procedural information to the public and the attorneys who practice before the court. The intent is to make the environment of the court more accessible to the citizens we serve. We hope that you find it useful and that your experience with the Miami County Juvenile Court exceeds your expectations.

Juvenile Programs

Juvenile Court administers a variety of programs to serve court involved youth including the Miami County Juvenile Probation Department, and West Central Juvenile Detention Center.


Referrals reach the court through various channels, including parents, school officials, law enforcement authorities, neighbors, Children Services representatives, and the Prosecutor’s Office.

Legal Advice

Ohio Revised Code 4705.01 prohibits the Juvenile Court from giving legal advice or from helping you prepare legal papers in a new or pending case in this or any court.

Mission Statement

To provide timely and fair justice, and quality services to Miami County. We are committed to providing for the care, protection, and mental and physical development of children, to protect the public interest and safety, and to hold offenders accountable for their actions, restore the victims, as well as rehabilitating the offenders.

Administrative Staff

D. Andrew Venters, Magistrate
Katherine Kemp Severt, Magistrate
J. Andrew Wannemacher, Magistrate/Court Administrator
Hannah Parshall, Fiscal Officer
Nicole Rodriguez, Chief Deputy Clerk
Elizabeth Harshbarger, Chief Probation Officer