Does this mean in Diversion Cases in Juvenile Court must not go to formal court so the victim can be identified?
Normally the victim would not be identified or notified in Diversion cases as it is not a “formal case.”
The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center considers a hearing to determine eligibility and acceptance into a diversion program, as well as any review or dispositional hearings that may occur, to be public proceedings. Additionally, victims have the right to confer with the prosecution and be heard on the issue of offering diversion in lieu of a formal delinquency adjudication. Therefore, victims should receive notification for any hearing, upon request, and should be conferred with upon request.