The Ottawa County Juvenile Court has been able to establish a High-Fidelity Wraparound program thanks to a generous grant received from the Ohio Department of Youth Services – Competitive RECLAIM funding.

The Court’s Wraparound facilitator works with youth and families who are at risk of formal court involvement due to excessive absences from school, delinquent behavior at home or in the community, or Children’s Services involvement. The purpose of the program is to provide intensive case management services to families in order to develop problem solving and coping skills, integrate the family into the community, and build the family’s own social support network in order to completely divert the family from the courtroom.

Wraparound is an intensive method of engaging individuals and families with complex needs to develop structured, creative and individualized plans that are relevant to each family’s situation. Wraparound builds upon the talents, assets and positive aspects of the family. The Wraparound methodology has proven significant outcomes in the areas of school success and juvenile justice recidivism.

To refer a youth or family to the Court’s Wraparound program, contact Emily Gerber, Court Administrator, at 419-734-6834.