Judge Luann Cooperrider

A 17-year-old New Lexington boy charged with possession of marijuana was fined $150 and court costs, his drivers license was suspended until he turns 18. The boy must complete the Choices program and he was placed on intensive probation. He was placed in the youth and family services program and counseling was ordered for the entire family.

A 18-year-old Glenford girl charged with violating her probation was ordered to pay court costs, her drivers license was suspended until she successfully completes probation. She was placed in the regional jail. Residential treatment was ordered after incarceration.

A 12-year-old Crooksville boy charged with being unruly was ordered to pay court costs, complete 20 hours of community service, attend counseling, and family counseling was ordered.

A 17-year-old Thornville girl charged with theft was fined $50 and court costs. The girl was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $28, write a letter of apology and she must complete the theft program. Her drivers license was suspended until all costs are paid in full.

A 16-year-old Somerset girl charged with drug paraphernalia was fined $150 and court costs, her drivers license was suspended for one year. The girl must complete the Choices program and she was placed on intensive probation. She was placed in the youth and family services program.

A 13-year-old Thornville girl charged with being unruly was ordered to pay court costs, attend counseling, complete the Choices program and she was placed on intensive probation. She was placed at the ALPHA school program.

A 14-year-old Junction City boy charged with being unruly was ordered to pay court costs, attend counseling, placed on intensive probation, placed in respite for 10 days, and the family was referred to Integrated services for in home services.

A 17-year-old Roseville boy charged with theft was fined $50 and court costs. The boy was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $10, write a letter of apology and he must complete the Theft program.

A 16-year-old New Lexington boy charged with violating his probation was ordered to pay court costs, attend counseling, placed at the ALPHA school program, placed on intensive probation, and placed in the Intensive Outpatient program at ALPHA.

Court News

Judge Cooperrider, Perry County Probate and Juvenile Judges is pleased to announce that she has been appointed to the National Counsel of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Diversity Committee for the 2018-2019 year. Judge Cooperrider will serve as an advisory member on this committee. The committee is formed to make sure that all citizens of diverse backgrounds are fairly represented in the court systems. This is the second term Judge Cooperrider has served on this committee.

Judge Cooperrider recently had two cases of adult parents not sending their children to school. The complaints were filed by Robert Meikle, the truancy officer for the Perry Hocking Educational Service Center. All parents were found guilty of not sending their children to school, which is contributing to the delinquency and unruliness of their children. Judge Cooperrider sentenced them to jail for every day that their child did not attend school. The children must attend school each and every day. Judge Cooperrider takes a child’s education very seriously. If a child is not in school, the research is very clear, they miss so much of their education and can fall behind very easily.

Judge Cooperrider heard an emergency hearing regarding an infant. Judge Cooperrider removed the child and placed the child in foster care due to drugs involved. The child was placed in Children’s Hospital and will be placed in foster care upon its release from the hospital.

Judge Cooperrider hosted the principals’ meeting on December 13. Twenty-nine individuals came together with the Perry County Juvenile Court and the ALPHA program to work together to help the youth involved with the court and schools. All schools attended as well as counseling agencies, Perry Behavioral Health, Children Services, and the Educational services center.

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