Juvenile Division

Duties and Responsibilities:

Represent the interests of the State of Washington as legal counsel in the adjudication or diversion referral process relating to juveniles who:

  • Commit felony or misdemeanor criminal offenses, excluding offenders over the age of sixteen who commit criminal traffic offenses;
  • Violate conditions of probation;
  • Are truant from school;
  • Whose cases are appealed to the Court of Appeals.

Assist Law Enforcement Officers in:

  • Determining probable cause for arrest of individuals;
  • Obtaining search warrants;
  • Interpreting the law and its application to particular situations or issues pertaining to case investigations.

Purpose and Benefit of  Service:

  • Providing effective prosecutorial intervention with juveniles who commit criminal acts is aimed at holding these minors accountable for their actions and behaviors which includes making the victim whole.