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The Domestic Relation's Court Support Podcast will feature a different division of the Domestic Relations Court, with an aim to help the public gain a better understanding of how to navigate the court and what to expect when they come to court. 

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Family Courts Secret Show

Child Support (1), featuring Executive Director of Judicial Operations Serpil Ergun, Magistrate Ashley Newlon and Magistrate Timothy Spackman


ChildSupport (2), featuring Executive Director of Judicial Operations Serpil Ergun, Magistrate Ashley Newlon and Magistrate Timothy Spackman


Families First Program, Featuring Judge Tonya R. Jones, Magistrate Judy Jackson-Winston and Bailiff Bianca Smith


Domestic Violence, featuring Judge Diane Palos and Senior Legal Aid Attorney Alexandria Ruden, esq.

Self-Representation and our Help Center, featuring Administrative Judge Leslie Ann Celebrezze and Help Center Mananger Anjanette Whitman, esq.

Domestic Relations Court Speakers Bureau

The Speakers Bureau is here to increase Cuyahoga County’s understanding and knowledge of the Domestic Relations Court. The program is composed of Domestic Relations Court Judges and Court staff who speak to community, education, faith based, government agencies, and other types of organizations. By utilizing the Speakers Bureau, community groups may request that Judges and/or Court staff speak to them about issues of concern to the community, services offered at the Domestic Relations Court, as well as how the judicial system works. All presentations are free of charge. Simply complete the on-line speaker request form , let us know the topic you’d like information on and press the submit button. The Community Outreach Coordinator will review your request and contact you within 5 business days.


Click here to submit your request. 


Examples of presentation topics by the Domestic Relations Court:


Parenting Plans

Custody Rights

Court Process ( Filing & Costs)

Child Support


Domestic Violence

Help Center

Family Evaluation Services

Court Services


Women In Transition (WIT), A FREE Tri-C program offering a helping hand to women

The Women in Transition Program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) is a free program in its 40th year of educating and training women seeking a fresh start.


The program is located at four locations: Eastern Campus in Highland Hills, Metropolitan Campus in Cleveland, Western Campus in Parma and Corporate College® West in Westlake. The 8 week, non-credit program is free and open to the public.


Participants build confidence through classes on personal development, career exploration, workshops and computer basics. The course is designed to assist women in transitional periods of their lives, such as a career change or return to the workforce.


Registration is required for the Women in Transition program, which offers day and evening class options. Simply call your nearest campus to inquire.


Tri-C®  Women in Transition (WIT) Program began in 1978 as a pilot program that has evolved with boundless impact. There has been contribution to thousands of personal success stories in more than three decades of operation. The program typically serves about 300 women annually.


After completing the Women in Transition Program, many continue their education by beginning credit classes, build an ongoing relationship with CCC supportive services, or enroll in certificate or re-training programs.

WIT Brochure
Info sheet on class sign up & curriculum