Juvenile Delinquency

Juveniles who come within the jurisdiction of the court may be placed on probation with specific orders directed at both the juvenile and parent. As part of the investigation process, juvenile probation officers develop treatment plans aimed at changing behavior with probation orders designed to support the plan.

The rules of probation are designed to be practical, appropriate and realistic for juveniles to  accomplish. The rules of probation are tailored to the individual, keeping in mind the family, the victim, and the safety of the community.

For individuals who violate the court order (parent or child), graduated sanctions have been developed in response to the violation. A number of graduated sanctions can be imposed beginning with restriction of privileges and community service, and ultimately more restrictive placement.