Arraignment Overview

The Arraignment department is responsible for processing all delinquency cases that come through the Juvenile Court. The department is responsible for processing the daily dockets for youth who are admitted to the Juvenile Detention Center, Village Network, non-lock preliminary hearings and informal conference dockets. Arraignment staff schedule and assign Judges and Magistrates to all new cases and controls docket ceilings on preliminary and diversion hearings. Staff prepare daily files for the non-lock preliminary hearing docket, generate court paperwork, magistrate orders, warrants, dismissals and continuances. Staff also provide daily assistance to the hearing officer, checking parties in, distributing court paperwork, obtaining signatures, facilitating continuances, researching respite care cases, preparing and e-filing failure to appear letters.

Arraignment Staff

Douglas Shoemaker, Lead Juvenile Magistrate
(614) 525-4485
Jessica Moore, Magistrate Secretary
(614) 525-5295
Barbara Grove, Arraignment Clerk
(614) 525-6305
Lori Hopper, Arraignment Clerk 
(614) 525-4481

Where is the Arraignment Department Located?

Franklin County Juvenile Court, Juvenile Detention Center 
399 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Hours of Operation:

6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, Monday
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday thru Friday