Probation and Court Services
Intake probation officers process cases from arrest and/or detention until resolution of the case. Cases may be referred to diversion or proceed through court. Criminal history calculations and sentencing ranges are determined by intake officers and are provided to the Prosecuting Attorney's office and the Superior Court Judge.
After a disposition is entered after sentencing, supervising probation officers are assigned by intake. Probation officers work closely with juveniles, their parents, service providers and school officials to monitor the disposition. Supervision conditions may include, a probation term, community service hours, treatment requirements and many other possible conditions.
When a case is referred from intake to diversion, a probation officer will set up an appointment for a diversion hearing with a youth and their legal guardians. Diversion conditions may include, a curfew, evaluation and treatment requirements, community service, restitution to a victim, school attendance and geographical restrictions.
BECCA cases include truancy, At-Risk Youth (ARY) and Children in Need of Services (CHINS) Petitions.
Truancy petitions are filed by school districts to lead to better educational outcomes for students. School districts collaborate with juvenile courts to determine why students are not attending school and what efforts can lead to their success.
The purpose of the At-Risk Youth Program is to allow parents to obtain assistance and support from the court in maintaining the care, custody, and control of their child. Only the parent of the child may file the ARY petition. "Parent" is defined as the person(s) having legal right to custody of the child and includes custodian or guardian. The ARY proceeding is a voluntary process and a parent may request a dismissal at any time.