Judge Robert W. Berger

Honorable Judge Robert W. Berger

The responsibilities of the Juvenile Court include hearing all Department of Job and Family Services cases regarding dependent, neglected and abused children, all juvenile traffic cases, delinquency and unruly offenses and adult contributing cases. The Court has jurisdiction over parentage cases, along with custody, visitation and support.

Click here for the Map of directions from Ravenna Court to Juvenile Court.

The Portage County Probate Court issues Marriage Licenses, monitors the administration of decedent estates, manages guardianships of minors and incompetent adults and presides over all adoptions, name changes and involuntary mental health and intellectual disability commitments.

New Local Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Portage County Common Pleas Court Juvenile Division. Effective date June 1, 2017

Public Comments should be sent to the Portage County Common Pleas Court Juvenile Division, and be addressed as follows:

Attention: Judge Bob Berger / Rules Comments
8000 Infirmary Road, Ravenna, Oh 44266.

Public Comments are welcome.

Copies of the Local Rules can also be obtained at the Portage County Common Pleas Court Juvenile Division, located at 8000 Infirmary Road, Ravenna, Oh 44266.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Robert W. Berger Judge- Juvenile and Probate Courts
Joseph Szymanski Chief Magistrate 330-297-0881
Roxana R. Lyle Magistrate 330-297-0881
Tammy R. Dolin Juvenile Court Administrator / Assignment Commissioner 330-298-3921
Michelle Zuponcic Juvenile Court Chief Deputy Clerk 330-297-0881
Lenny Sorboro Director of Youth Rehabilitation 330-298-2112
Cathy Strope Probate Court Administrator / Chief Deputy Clerk 330-297-3870