For nearly a decade the Lucas County Juvenile Court has strived to lower youth incarceration and become more sensitive to the issue of disproportionate minority contact. Through multiple initiatives, LCJC has become a leader in juvenile justice reform. From detention reform to the development of the Assessment Center and transforming juvenile probation, LCJC continues to build upon its efforts to decrease youth incarceration for low-level offenders.
Demecia M. Wilson, Administrator of Juvenile Probation and Assessment Center Services at the Lucas County Juvenile Court, has dedicated the last twenty three years to serving youth and families. Demecia and her team continues to lead the charge in probation transformation and reform in Lucas County. From the implementation of the Balance and Restorative Justice approach to supervision, to embracing the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) framework, along with a plethora of other initiatives Demecia has been at the forefront working diligently to positively impact change.
Her commitment to juvenile justice and reform is what motivates her, but her dedication to helping to improve the lives of youth and families is what strengthens her to do this work on a daily basis.
Judy Leb is the Director of Lucas County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a non-profit organization of volunteers who work for the juvenile court judges to help abused and neglected children find safe and permanent homes.