Adult Court Services is a probation department in Delaware County, Ohio that works under the direction of Judge David M. Gormley and Judge James P. Schuck.
Delaware County, Ohio is located in Central Ohio, adjacent to Franklin County, and just north of Ohio’s capital, Columbus. The 2020 Census indicates the County is home to 214,124 people.
The information contained on this website is designed to provide an overview of our department and the services we provide. It identifies the officers and staff that implement many of the programs available for the successful rehabilitation of those required to participate. We also offer probation incentive programs geared toward mentoring, educating, and helping those stay out of the criminal justice system.
The Delaware County Adult Court Services is located in the Judicial Building at 117 N. Union Street in Delaware, Ohio. The Department consists of 20 officers/staff dedicated to utilizing appropriate and effective community resources to assist in the reformation of an offender’s criminogenic behavior. Officers are committed to providing effective assistance to all offenders in order to overcome life’s challenges, and encourage them by using strict enforcement of prescribed conditions, evidence based practices for intervention and treatment in an attempt to increase accountability and reduce crime in Delaware and surrounding communities.
Chief Probation Officer | Director of Adult Court Services
117 N. Union St.
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Fax: (740) 833-2569
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I pay Fines, Court Costs and Restitution?
Fines, Court Costs and Restitution are all paid at the Delaware County Clerk of Court’s Office located at 117 N. Union Street, Delaware, OH 43015.
How much are probation fees and where are they paid?
Probation Fees vary based on the program and can be paid at the Adult Court Services Office:
- Supervision Fees are $30.00 per month for the duration of supervision.
- A one-time transfer fee of $50.00 is required to transfer to another county.
- Electronic Monitoring/House Arrest fees are $8.00 per day.
- Follow-up Drug Screens can cost up to $9.00 per test.
How can I travel outside the State of Ohio?
You must get permission from your probation officer, and obtain a signed travel permit in order to leave the State.
What is T4C?
Thinking for a Change (T4C) is based on the concept of “thinking affects behavior”, and focuses on three key areas: Cognitive Self-Change, Social Skills, and Problem Solving.
I forgot my appointment. How do I find out when it is?
You will be given an appointment when you meet with your Probation Officer. If you miss your appointment time you must report to Adult Court Services in person to receive another appointment.
If you are seeing clarification on a future appointment date and time you may contact your probation officer by phone or email.
Who is my Probation Officer?
You may contact Adult Court Services at 740-833-2570 for inquiries about case assignment.
What is the difference between the APA and Adult Court Services?
The Ohio Adult Parole Authority (APA) is an Ohio State Government agency. They supervise offenders who have been released from prison on a post-release control sanction and community control cases on occasion as ordered by the Common Pleas Court. Adult Court Services is under the authority of Delaware County, controlled at the direction of the Common Pleas Court and supervises Community Control cases at all levels prior to a prison sanction. The only exception is Judicially Release, when a client is released from prison early, after serving part of their prison sentence.
What is the difference between Municipal Court and Common Pleas Court Probation?
Municipal Probation supervises misdemeanor offenses sentenced through the Delaware Municipal Court.
Adult Court Services supervises individuals sentenced through the Delaware County Common Pleas Court.
What is Community Control?
Ohio Revised Code Section:
2929.15(A)(1) Community Control Sanctions – Felony. If in sentencing an offender for a felony the court is not required to impose a prison term, a mandatory prison term, or a term of life imprisonment upon the offender, the court may directly impose a sentence that consists of one or more community control sanctions authorized pursuant to Section 2929.16, 2929.17, or 2929.18 of the Ohio Revised Code.
How long will a client be in jail?
This depends on why the client is being held and the best course of action is to contact the supervising Probation Officer.
Can someone on probation take medications?
You must speak with your supervision officer prior to taking any prescribed medications, or to continue taking prescribed medications. You may be required to sign a release, and provide a letter from your doctor stating why the medication is necessary.
Who do I contact with information about an active warrant?
Please contact your local law enforcement agency or Adult Court Services, and do not attempt to apprehend a wanted person yourself. You may make anonymous tips via any form of communication to Adult Court Services.
Can Community Control be terminated early?
Community Control can be terminated early, successfully or unsuccessfully for a variety of reasons.
If you believe you are eligible for early termination contact your supervising officer.
Why do I have to pay my public defender?
The services of a Public Defender are not free of charge and these services are typically applied to a Defendant’s Court Costs and repayment is often a term of probation.
How long will it take to get to Court?
The time it takes to get a Court hearing is dependent upon the status of your case, the availability of the Court, and the availability of your attorney.
How do I contact the Jail?
The Delaware County Jail Contact info:
844 U.S. Route 42 North, Delaware, Ohio 43015
A list of current Delaware County Jail inmates can be found here.
Under what circumstances are Probation Violations filed?
There are multiple reasons a violation may or may not be filed. Due to confidentiality, a Probation Officer is prohibited from discussing details of any specific case. Cases are often individually staffed with a supervisor to determine appropriate sanctions.