"Our mission is to provide fair, impartial and efficient justice
to the Butler County community."

Probation and Pre-Trial

Department of Court Services:

The Butler County Department of Court Services is committed to the protection of society, providing services to the Court and offenders, justice for victims, the reparation of the community, and accountability and personal development of offenders being punished for their criminal offense.

Department History:
In 1952, Butler County had two (2) programs that dealt with offenders under supervision: Adult Parole Authority and Juvenile Court Probation.

The Common Pleas Court Judges recognized the need to provide a department which supervised felony offenders on probation and the Judges formed a County Adult Probation Department to provide services for the Court. In the late 1960's, the Adult Parole Authority established a unit within the Probation Department to assist in the supervision of offenders. In 1990, the Probation Department was authorized to implement the Community Corrections Act Program for Butler County and established an Intensive Supervised Probation unit. The Department began supervising adult offenders from the Butler County Juvenile Court in 1995 and accepted supervision of misdemeanant offenders in 1984 from the three County Area Courts; but the three County Area Courts have since started their own probation department in 2018.  A pre-trial unit was established in 1997 before moving under jurisdiction of the Court in 1999. The Department is presently organized into four separate divisions under the Department of Court Services (Pre-Trial, Investigations, General Supervision, and Special Programs).

Contact Information:
Wayne Gilkison, Court Administrator/Chief Probation Officer
Phone: 513-887-3398
Email: gilkisonwg@butlercountyohio.org

Rob Menke, Deputy Director
Phone: 513-785-6591
Email: menkerh@butlercountyohio.org

Dwayne Marcum, Manager
Pre-Trial Services
Phone: 513-785-5162
Email: marcumdf@butlercountyohio.org

Kristen Foster, Manager
Phone: 513-887-3268
Email: fosterkh@butlercountyohio.org

Andrea Heintzman, Manager
General Supervision
Phone: 513-887-3389
Email: heintzmanas@butlercountyohio.org