Judge Luann Cooperrider

A Thornville youth charged with a probation violation was fined court costs. The youth was ordered to attend counseling. They were placed in detention, in the Youth and Family Program and in the Intensive Outpatient Program after detention days.

A 16-year-old Somerset girl charged with theft was fined $50, court costs and $32 restitution. Her driver’s license is suspended until all costs are paid in full. She was ordered to write a letter of apology and complete the Theft Program.

A 14-year-old Somerset boy charged with being unruly was fined court costs. He was ordered to complete 20 hours of community service and attend counseling. He was placed at ALPHA, on intensive probation and in the Family Wellness Program.

A 15-year-old Somerset boy charged with a probation violation was fined court costs. He was ordered to attend counseling. He was placed at ALPHA and on Intensive Probation.

A 16-year-old Somerset boy charged with a probation violation was fined court costs. He was ordered to attend counseling. He was placed in detention and on intensive probation.

A 17-year-old New Lexington boy charged with underage consumption was fined $150 and court costs. His driver’s license is suspended for a year and he was ordered to complete the Choices Program. He was placed on intensive probation and in the Youth and Family Services Program.

Court News

Judge Cooperrider heard hearings and qualified two youth for the Bridge Program. If a youth turns 18 while in foster care, they may qualify for Bridges. It is a federal program that helps young people who turn 18 while still in the care of children services. Judge Cooperrider is glad to help these young adults get assistance they need to become productive citizens. Bridges will help pay for rent, utilities and college until the youth reach age 21.

Judge Cooeperrider heard three emergency custody cases this week regarding the safety of children. Three children were placed in foster care.

Judge Cooperrider heard nine children services cases this week. Six children were placed in the custody of children services. Three children were placed with an aunt. All parents were ordered into drugs and alcohol treatment, mental health counseling and counseling for the children was ordered.

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