Winton Woods Moves Diversionary Court Hearings to Greenhills Municipal Building

Greenhills Municipal Building has become the new location for all Winton Woods City Schools hearings. “We are extremely grateful for their generosity and willingness to let us use their facility,” said Winton Woods Truancy Officer Stephanie Mahan. “We believe this move will be more beneficial for our students and community.” For all student hearings, the Greenhills Police Department graciously provided the location, wifi, computer services, and a resource officer. There will also be a hearing officer that will be funded (100%) by Juvenile Court. “We agreed with the school’s approach of using this space to provide a less formal resolution that looks to solve the problem and help the student, instead of sending them to juvenile court,” said Greenhills Officer Neil Ferdelman. “Our goal is not to punish but correct behavior and get the students back on the right path.”

 

Previous Winton Woods court hearings were held at the Mount Healthy Municipal building where the court appointed official served several other districts as well. “At Winton Woods, our hope is to provide helpful resources that will deter them from going to official court and receiving a record.” With the new Greenhills location, transportation will be easier for parents and law officials. Students will also receive more accountability. “Our law officials know these students because they work in the district,” said Mahan. “This will help bridge the gap and hold students accountable for their actions because more people in the community would become more proactive about community issues.”





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