This location contains the Ocean County Court House, the County Clerk, Jury Services, the Tax Board, Law Division,…More Special Civil Office and the Surrogates Court. The location contains courtrooms one through eight.
The Ocean County Board of Taxation deals with tax rates, tax forms and instructions, tax appeals, reevaluations and foreclosures. Click for more information.
The Surrogates Court serves as a Clerk of the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Probate Part and a Judge of the Surrogates Court. Its duties are primarily administrative. Click for more information.
Since 1850, the Ocean County Clerk has dealt with elections, assists those who are interested in becoming a Notary Public, helps residents obtain passports and access to public records and assists those starting new businesses. Click for more information.
The Special Civil Office and Law Division consists of two operational units: civil case intake and civil case processing. Click for more information.
The Ocean County Justice Complex consists of the Ocean County Superior Court; the Ocean County Sheriff's Office; the…More Ocean County Corrections Department; Criminal Division, Probation Division, the Bail Office; Courtrooms 11-17; Criminal Records; Family, Juvenile, and Domestic Court; the Law Library; and the rial Court Administrator.
The Ocean County Family Division processes approximately 20,000 cases a year. The division has eight operational teams: dissolution and non-dissolution cases, domestic violence and domestic violence contempt unit, juvenile intake and children in the courts.
There are two operational units in the Criminal Division: the criminal case management office and criminal case processing. The Probation Department also has two operational units: Adult/Community Service/Juvenile Probation Supervision and Child Support Enforcement Unit.
For more information on the Ocean County Justice Complex visit: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/ocean/index.htm
The Office of the Public Defender was established in 1967 as a result of the creation of the Department of the Public…More Advocate. The Department of the Public Advocate developed programs to deal with criminal and civil issues. The agency includes the Law Guardian Unit and the Division of Youth and Family Services.
This office houses New Jersey's Public Defender and various divisions. The Public Defender is appointed every five years by the governor. Divisions of this office include Administration, Appellate, Office of the Law Guardian, Office of Juvenile Service, Office of Parental, Representation, Special Hearings, Intensive Supervision Program, Drug Court and Mental Health Advocacy.
A major division of the Office of the Public Defender is the Intensive Supervision Program, created under Yvonne Smith Segars. According to the Office of the Public Defender's Web site, drug courts throughout the state are giving non-violent drug offenders the opportunity to participate in an intensive supervision probation program rather than serving a prison sentence. Some components of the program include drug, alcohol and gambling counseling, curfews, community service and employment.