Juvenile Court……very sad state of affairs

We had the chance to attend the budget hearing for the Lake County juvenile court.

We heard Judge Karen Lawson briefly describe the trials and tribulations experienced in Juvenile Court.


When juveniles are locked up the taxpayers must provide nurses to administer any needed medications.  Many take the ADHD medication. [ADHD is a chronic condition marked by persistent inattention, hyperactivity, and sometimes impulsivity.]

The taxpayers are also responsible for educating the children while they are in the detention center.

The good and bad news is that overall crime is down, but violent crime is up.

There are currently 110 employees in the Juvenile Court system.

We asked Judge Lawson if there are any youth gangs in Lake County.  She stated that some of the youths may believe they are in a gang, but they are not really.  However, she did say that there is a gang named “Heartless Felons” operating out of Cuyahoga County that has been a problem for Lake County.

The “Heartless Felons” are an adult gang that operates in Euclid and uses children in the commission of a crime.  For example, they will tell a youth to steal a car, and when they deliver it to the “Heartless Felon” member they are given $100.00.  The HF leaders know that if the youth is caught they will usually receive probation or a lighter sentence.

When we asked why the juvenile crime is so prevalent, she stated that the lack of the father figure in the home and the destruction of the family unit is to blame from many of society’s problems.

In the short time we spoke to Judge Lawson, we can immediately tell that this was a compassionate person that truly does care for the juveniles that come before her court.

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  7. Unfortunately, its Judge Karen Lawson herself who is the one resposible for removing good fathers from their childrens lives. Dont let Judge Lawson fool you! Judge Lawson, along with other Lake County, Ohio corrupt public officials, knowingly, willingly and maliciously assisted in the kidnapping of my granddaughter Lilliana. Judge Lawson violated Ohio Laws and Federal Laws, while behind the closed doors of her Lake County Juvenile Court. She thought we would just be quiet and let this slide! We want our kid back NOW! She’s now being Abused! Karen Lawson knows it and is allowing it to continue! We want Lilliana back NOW before she ends up dead like Aniya Garrett did! We want Karen Lawson held responsible for the ILLEGAL removal of Lilliana from her fathers custody and from my home WITHOUT notifying us of the trial for custody, which should have never even taken place to begin with! EVER!!! THIS IS A CRIME!!!!


  8. I totally agree that the breakdown of the family structure and absence of the father figure in the home has caused many of the juvenile problems that we see today.

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