Court Administrator

Berlin R. Carroll – Court Administrator

Berlin R. Carroll
Berlin R. Carroll – Court Administrator

Berlin R. Carroll, II was appointed by the Honorable Judge Glenn H. Derryberry as Court Administrator of the Juvenile Division of the Allen County Court of Common Pleas in January of 2014 and of the Probate Division in August of 2017.  Mr. Carroll entered public service in 1993 as a youth leader working in the Juvenile Court’s secured treatment & detention center.  Since that time he has served the people of Allen County, Ohio in a variety of progressive positions including detention officer, program manager, academic specialist, detention supervisor, probation officer and director of treatment & detention services.

As Court Administrator, Mr. Carroll serves as Judge Derryberry’s chief administrative officer and is responsible for overseeing and directing the daily operations of the Probate & Juvenile Divisions of the Allen County Common Pleas Court and its various departments by providing direct supervision of their administrative, programmatic, and fiscal functions.  Mr. Carroll leads and assists a team of dedicated court executives who are responsible for court finances, human resources, professional development, secured services, community based services, and court security.

In addition to being Court Administrator, Mr. Carroll serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Judicial College teaching Tactical Communications in the Court Security section as well as Accountability & Court Performance in the Court Management section.  Mr. Carroll is also a certified instructor in the art of Verbal Defense & Influence and provides such training to area probation officers, corrections officers, law enforcement officers and other court and community based professionals.

Mr. Carroll was appointed by Chief Justice Maureen O’Conner in 2016 and reappointed in 2019 to serve a three year term as a member of the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Commission on Technology and the Courts.  Mr. Carroll is a member of the Ohio Association for Court Administration, the Ohio Juvenile Detention Directors’ Association, the National Association of Court Managers, and the American Correctional Association.

Mr. Carroll has been recognized by various national, state, and local organizations for his commitment to youth improvement and for his service to the field of criminal/juvenile justice to include:

  • 1995 National Juvenile Detention Association’s ~ Line Staff Worker of the Year
  • 1996 Ohio Juvenile Detention Association’s ~ Line Staff Worker of the Year
  • 2002 James A. Rhodes State College ~ Corrections Officer of the Year
  • 2009 House of Representatives of the 128th Ohio General Assembly ~ Outstanding Citizen Recognition
  • 2011 Lima-Allen County Safe Community Coalition ~ Youth Safety Award
  • 2015 Allen County Children Services ~ Friend of Children Award
  • 2016 Allen County Probate & Juvenile Court ~ Special Recognition for Dedicated Service
  • 2019 Allen County Probate & Juvenile Court ~ Community Service Award

Mr. Carroll attended the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Judicial College from 2012 to 2017 participating in the court management program where he was credentialed by the National Center for State Courts as a court manager in 2014 and as a court executive in 2017.  Mr. Carroll was certified as a corrections executive by the American Correctional Association in 2009 and is a 2001 Graduate of the James A. Rhodes State College Paramedic Program.  Mr. Carroll is also a graduate of the Allen Lima Leadership program, class of 2017.  Mr. Carroll is currently pursuing a fellowship in the Institute of Court Management through the National Center for State Courts.