"With over 20 years' experience as judge, magistrate, prosecutor and organizational leader, I have the experience and qualifications to make the tough decisions necessary to protect our community, families and, most importantly, our children.
I pledge to the citizens of Hamilton County to follow the law, to treat all who appear in my court with dignity and respect and to use every resource of the Court to effectuate positive change in the lives of juveniles and families."
John M. Williams, Judge
Judge John Williams on his experience as a Judge, Magistrate, Prosecutor and Organizational Leader:
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Keeping Our Children and Communities Safe
Judge John Williams leads Hamilton County Juvenile Court with integrity, fairness, strength and compassion.
As Administrative Judge, he balances accountability with the use of effective interventions to keep communities safe, protect vulnerable children and preserve families.
Juvenile court a place of hope, despair, second chances.
At 800 Broadway, chief magistrate Carla Guenthner steps into an elevator and pushes the button marked 1. “Everything quiet on the first floor?” she asks the security guard beside her.
The woman looks at her with a knowing smile. “We’ll see. It’s subject to change minute to minute.” READ MORE
Initiative by Juvenile Court Teaches about Gun Safety.
In an effort to prevent senseless deaths and encourage the community to take a stand against gun violence, the Hamilton County Juvenile Court has implemented L.I.V.E. Cincinnati, an educational presentation to parents and children designed to prevent gun violence and promote safety awareness by teaching children what to do if they encounter a gun. READ MORE