Juvenile Diversion

Division of Juvenile Diversion & Family Services

The Division of Juvenile Diversion and Family Services is housed in the NOPD station on the corner of Lorain and Dover Center Roads (27243 Lorain Road) in North Olmsted.  Our staff coordinates and facilitate programs for juveniles and their families.  We work specifically with youth who have violated laws and provide education, intervention and accountability to help them make better choices and avoid court involvement.  We also target and work with local school to intervene when there are truancy or unruly issues.  We are here because our community cares about our residents and their health and welfare, especially the youth of our community!  We offer hope, resiliency and constructive ways to grow!

Meet our Staff

Christine M. Allegra MA, LSW is coordinator of the division.  She has been with the City for over 35 years working to serve youth and their families in our community.  Ms. Allegra is a licensed social worker and has developed programs to meet the needs of youth to be successful in avoiding court systems for legal infractions.  Ms. Allegra holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Services from John Carroll University and a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Sociology also from JCU.  She works closely with the North Olmsted Police Department, North Olmsted City Schools and Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court. Helping youth to overcome legal infractions and to complete programming is a passion project while supporting the emotional and social growth to youth success. Ms. Allegra supports youth beyond barriers while helping them to build resiliency for the future.

Bill Dziatkowicz is case manager for the division and supports youth and families post-hearing to help them meet their goals and program requirements.  Bill has been with the City since 2016.  He grew up in North Olmsted and was a member of NOHS Class of 2007.  He is a graduate of the College of Wooster and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.  Bill provides notices to all program participants and works to track their progress and success.  He successfully juggles a large caseload while offering personal feedback and case coordination to families for division programming.

Our staff is here to help.  If we can be of assistance to you or your family, please feel free to reach out.