Family Resource Center

About the Family Resource Center

• ACJC Resource Center opened its doors on November 13, 2017, as a separate entity from the courthouse. The goal is to keep low-risk youth from ever stepping foot inside Juvenile Court.

• On April 30, 2018, The Youth Detention Center Closed its doors, making the Resource Center the main entry point for all youth in the county.

• The goal is to get involved with youth and families earlier and get services started as soon as possible.

The complete Court and Family Resource Center is now located at 4717 Main Ave. Ashtabula. The Family Resource Center is located in the basement. As of now, the Court is located on the first floor near Key Bank. 

-The Family Resource Center is open 7a - Midnight, Monday through Friday. On-call teams are available on an emergency basis 24/7.

Family Resource Center Staff

Family Resource Center Director/Community Achievement Supervisor

Diversion Supervisor

Caron Fenton

CSW Coordinator

Myke Anderson-Dowd 

(Probation/PreTrial), Community Achievement Advisors:

Gary Thaxton

Amy Yopp

Josh Stewart


REI Coordinator

Cody Slaybaugh

Trina Benson

Diversion Specialists

Alex Kern

Breaile Bennett

Carrie Savel

Isabelle Fleming

Ken Drain

Lauren Halford

Yazmeen Jimenez

Emily Zeigler

General Information

Family Resource Center Videos

Family Resource Center Tour

Family Resource Center Director
Kelly Butcher

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