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Juvenile Division


The Juvenile Division of the Butler County Prosecutor's Office represents the State of Ohio in all proceedings where a child is alleged to be delinquent, unruly or a juvenile traffic offender within all areas of Butler County, Ohio. This division of the Prosecutor's Office also represents the State of Ohio in Adult misdemeanor cases where there is a child victim, such as child endangering, domestic violence, and contributing to the delinquency/unruliness of a minor. As representatives of the State, the division strives to achieve the goal of juvenile rehabilitation by balancing the best interests of victims, the community as a whole and the juvenile personally.

The Juvenile Division also represents the Butler County Children Services Board in civil cases where children are alleged to be abused, neglected or dependent. Our goal in handling these cases is, first and foremost, to strive to protect the welfare of our county's children while also assisting the Children Services Board as they provide the services and assistance necessary to keep Butler County's families together.

The Juvenile Division of the Prosecutor's Office also employs victim advocates whose main responsibility is to help victims prevail over the trauma of their victimization by assisting and advocating for safety, healing, justice, and restitution. For more on the importance of or to contact an advocate, please click here.


Juvenile Division Attorneys
Jim Monk (Chief)
LaRhonda Carson
Shannon Haferkamp
Lisa Lee
Kelly Schlessman
Colleen Taylor
Jackie Welp
Phil Yowler