Judge Albert S. Camplese

Judge Camplese was awarded the "Whatever It Takes" award by MST for demonstrating outstanding service and the willingness to go above and beyond. He was also awarded the Distinguished Service Award for extraordinary contributions to the local community. The award was given by the Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges (OAJCJ).

Judge Camplese was recognized for implementing numerous unique and innovative programs while judge of the Ashtabula Municipal Court. Since being elected to the bench of the Juvenile-Probate Court, Judge Camplese and staff have partnered with county agencies and out-of-county Courts to fund and operate Ashtabula County's only MST program and to provide Trauma Informed Care [TIC] training to Ashtabula County mental health professionals and Juvenile Court personnel.

The Ashtabula County Juvenile Court is one of six Ohio Courts participating in a federal initiative project titled: Statewide System Reform Program [SSRP]. SSRP seeks to identify ways to increase the capacity of family drug courts to serve more effectively all families in the child welfare system affected by parental substance use disorders. The federal government will utilize the data generated from this project to build the capacity of states, state courts, local courts, and local government divisions to implement new or enhanced preexisting drug courts. This data shall also provide the basis for creating Ashtabula County’s first Family Drug Court.

The Ashtabula County Probate Court, under the leadership of Judge Camplese, has expanded the Ashtabula Senior Advocacy and Protection Network [ASAPN]. Recently, the network hired its first Executive Director, Mary Pepperney. Judge Camplese is working with partners to establish a Guardian Angels Program to benefit Ashtabula County's adults and seniors.

The Probate Court, located at the Ashtabula County Courthouse in Jefferson, OH, oversees estate administration, guardianships, adoptions, name changes, corrections to birth records, mental health proceedings, and issues marriage licenses.

The complete Court and Family Resource Center are located at 4717 Main Ave. Ashtabula. The Court is located on the first floor near Key Bank and oversees Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Traffic Court, Family Drug Court, and abuse, neglect, and dependency cases.

The Resource Center is located in downtown Ashtabula and offers services for at-risk youth and families. Since the closure of the youth detention center in 2018, the Resource Center has been the intake location for youths requiring diversion services. The Family Resource Center is open 7a - Midnight Monday through Friday. On-call teams are available on an emergency basis 24/7.

25 W. Jefferson St.

Jefferson, OH 44047


Fax: 440-576-3633

4717 Main Avenue

Ashtabula, OH 44004


Fax: 440-994-6020

4717 Main Avenue

Ashtabula, OH 44004


Fax: 440-994-6040


Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Juvenile Court: (440) 994-6000
  • Fax: (440) 994-6020
  • Resource Center: (440) 994-6044
  • Fax: (440) 994-6040
  • 4717 Main Avenue
    Ashtabula, Ohio 44004