Advisory Committee on Children & Families

Confidential Court Records

The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted an amendment to the Rules of Superintendence that requires local courts to protect sensitive personal information contained in the records of juvenile and domestic relations civil proceedings. The amendment, Sup.R.44(C)(2)(h), became effective Jan. 1, 2016.

Youth Restraint Rule

The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted Sup.R.5.01. The amendment to the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio mandates that local courts adopt rules to regulate the shackling of youth appearing in court proceedings. Under the amendment, local restraint rules will create presumption against shackling. The amendment took effect July 1, 2016.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Advisory Committee on Children & Families
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 6th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3431

Phone: 614.387.9385
Fax: 614.387.9419

Contact:
cfc@sc.ohio.gov

Manager:
Stephanie Graubner Nelson

The Advisory Committee on Children & Families is established to provide advice on issues involving children and families in the courts of Ohio. The Committee reviews and makes recommendations on such topics as domestic violence, guardians ad litem, domestic relations, and juvenile matters. The Committee is staffed by Stephanie Graubner Nelson, the manager of the Children & Families Section.

Ohio Adult Guardianship Education Program

Domestic Relations and Juvenile Standardized Forms

Press Release Announcing Committee Creation

Operating Guidelines

Roster

Advisory Committee Meetings

  • Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016
  • Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

All meetings are held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.

Reports

Annual Report

Juvenile Justice Subcommittee

Subcommitee Members
Subcommittee Charge
Supreme Court Subcommittee to Offer Juvenile Courts Guidance on Restraining Juveniles in Court

Subcommittee on Adult Guardianship

Proposed Ohio Minimum Standards for Guardians

Subcommittee on Responding to Child Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency

Subcommittee Members
Final Report on Legal Definitions - January 2006
Final Report on AR Pilot Project - May 2010

Former Subcommittee on the Ohio Task Force on Family Law & Children Report, 2002-2005

Subcommittee Members
Ohio Task Force on Family Law & Children Report - June 2001
Subcommittee's Report and Recommendations - December 2005

Former Subcommittee on the Guardian Ad Litem Standards Task Force Report, 2002-2005

Subcommittee Members
Report of the Guardian Ad Litem Standards Task Force - March 2002
Subcommittee's Report and Recommendations - December 2005

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