JUVENILE COURT SERVICES
Logan/P.O. Box 5
Davenport, WA 99122
(509) 725-7475/FAX (509) 725-2100
Lincoln County Juvenile
Court Services (JCS) is committed to fostering creative interventions
and treatment to address the needs of youth and families while
assisting to ensure community safety, victim redress, and youth
legislated program designed to assist and enable parents to gain
control of their children through court intervention.
The acronym for Child In Need of Services is similar to the At-Risk
Youth process, except that a CHINS is filed when there is a need to
remove the child from the home while court intervention and family
services are provided.
performed for public entities without financial compensation.
Community service is ordered by the court and includes litter
cleanup of roadways/parks and participation in various community
Dependency court proceedings address the needs of children regarding
abuse and/or neglect, abandonment, no parent/guardian or that are
Juveniles are court ordered into a secured detention facility.
JCS currently contracts with the Martin Hall Regional Juvenile
Detention Center, located in Medical Lake, WA, for detention services.
A legal process whereby a first time offender alleged to have
committed a minor criminal offense or cited for a tobacco infraction
(non-criminal) may be offered an alternative to the formal court
urinalysis screening for the detection of drugs/alcohol.
Electronic Monitoring: A device worn by the youth (usually an ankle bracelet) that detects and records a youth’s exit and entrance to his/her place of residence.
Petitions: A legal
process where 16 or 17 year olds may petition the court for legal
status as an adult (emancipation).
Juveniles released from state correctional institutions to their home
communities are placed under parole supervision and are supervised by
Supervision of juvenile offenders ages 8-18, as ordered by the court.
Under certain conditions, the juvenile court can require
supervision until age 21.
following classes/services are periodically offered to offenders:
Refusal Skills, Youth and Fire, Changing Ways, Minors in Prevention
Program, Influence and Intimidation, Functional Family Therapy,
academic tutoring, Youth Employment Program and mentoring.
The Special Sex Offender Disposition Act (SSODA), the Community
Juvenile Accountability Act (CJAA), Chemical Dependency Disposition
Alternative (CDDA), and Deferred Disposition provide special services
for offenders that qualify.
Truancy: Juveniles who do not attend school are referred to the court for intervention.
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