Elk in Harney County
Photo Courtesy of Debbie Raney
Juvenile Department Q & A
In order to assist parents, guardians, and families, the Juvenile Department has created the following list of frequently asked questions.
What happens after I, or my child, receives a citation?
- Citation goes from the police to the District Attorney’s Office
- District Attorney screens case and determines charging decision
- If pursuing the case, referral comes to the Juvenile Department
- Letter will be sent to the youth and parents with a date and time to appear at the Juvenile Department to make a plan
What happens if I am on Probation and I get a new citation?
- Report immediately to Probation Officer
What is Informal Probation?
- Informal probation is a diversionary process that allows a citation to be handled without proceeding through the formal court process.
What is Formal Probation?
- Formal probation occurs when the Juvenile Department receives a referral from the District Attorney, a petition is filed on the matter and the case goes through the formal court process.
How can my child go through the Teen Court program?
- The Teen Court program exists to provide a diversionary process for youthful offenders who commit low level crives such as MIP’s, speeding tickets, minor thefts, etc. Referrals are received by the Juvenile Department from city Municipal Courts, the County Justice Court.
Where can I complete my Community Service hours?
- Follow this link to the Community Service List
Other Resource Links…
- Oregon Criminal Justice Commission
- Oregon Department of Education
- Oregon Department of Human Services
- Oregon Housing and Community Services
- Oregon Juvenile Directors Association
- Oregon Progress Board
- Oregon Youth Authority
Youth Corrections Links
- Oregon Criminal Justice Commission (Juvenile Crime Prevention)
- Victims Services — The Oregon Youth Authority is a participant in the “Victim Information & Notification Everyday” system — an automated system victims can subscribe to for important custody and/or probation and parole information about an offender.
- Oregon Criminal Justice Association (OCJA)
- National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
- World Criminal Justice Library Network
- Preventing Youth Violence: The Blue Prints Project