Effective last June 17, 2010, Am., Sub. H.B. 10 authorized the juvenile court divisions of Courts of Common Pleas to issue and enforce civil protection orders against juvenile respondents for certain offenses of violence, sexually oriented offenses, and domestic violence. Additionally, the legislation expanded the domestic violence definition of "family or household member" under the domestic violence statute, R.C. 3113.31, to include foster parents.
The Ohio Supreme Court yesterday announced the adoption of a new rule that establishes forms for the adjudication of juvenile domestic violence cases and certain other cases, effective March 1st.
Link to Rule & New Forms