James Joel Sitterly
Huron County Prosecutor
12 E. Main St. 4th Floor
Norwalk, OH 44857
The Prosecutor is the statutory representative for Huron County governmental entities, including all county agencies, county elected officials, library districts, State Fire Marshals and townships and school districts as required. The Civil Division responsibilities require attendance at a variety of board meetings, often held in the evening. The Division aids in the collection of unpaid real estate taxes on behalf of the Huron County Treasurer, and in advising the Huron County Auditor and Treasurer on the collection of personal property taxes.
The Prosecuting Attorney represents the State of Ohio by inquiring into prosecuting felony crimes committed by adults and all offenses committed by juveniles. This division is most commonly associated with a Prosecutor’s Office and utilizes a team of attorneys who work hard to uphold the law and protect the citizens of Huron County and seek punishment for offenders of crimes.
Our goal is to ensure that children and their families who come within the jurisdiction of the Huron County Juvenile Court leave the system more capable of living safely, productively and responsibly. The Juvenile Prosecuting Attorney represents the State of Ohio by inquiring into and prosecuting all offenses committed by juveniles such as felonies, misdemeanor and traffic cases involving children under the age of 18 years.
The Huron County Victim Assistance Program was established to inform residents of Huron County their rights as victims, to provide quality supportive services and information those who have been affected by the criminal acts of others. Our services include: court accompaniment, notification of criminal case status, information about the legal process, assistance in preparing to testify in court, information and assistance in filing an Ohio Victims of Crime Compensation Application, 24 hour rate crisis SANE unit/hospital response, criminal/civil protection orders, accompaniment to parole board hearings and help with post release issues.