Mahoning juvenile court officials explain why they need more money


YOUNGSTOWN

The Mahoning County Juvenile Court is seeking $209,735 more from the county’s general fund in 2016 than its appropriation from that fund for this year.

The court is requesting $6,520,631 from the general fund for 2016, which is a 3.32 percent increase over the $6,310,896 it has been appropriated from that fund for this year.

Anthony D’Apolito, juvenile court magistrate and court administrator, said the increase is needed to cover increased Workers Compensation costs and the cost of expanding a nurse’s position from part-time to full-time in the juvenile detention center.

The juvenile court uses its general fund allocation to pay for the operation of its juvenile detention center, utilities, equipment maintenance agreements, and some court personnel, D’Apolito said.

Besides juvenile detention, the court operates its own clerk of courts office and probation department, Judge Theresa Dellick of juvenile court told the commissioners in a Tuesday budget hearing.

Read more about how it spends taxpayers' money in Wednesday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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