Juvenile Department


Lynne Schroeder

Juvenile Services


Washington County Juvenile Department protects the public by reducing delinquency and restores victims and the community by holding youth accountable. We create opportunities for change through swift and decisive use of effective practices, building on the strengths of youth and families.


  • INTEGRITY - the consistent adherence to our professional and ethical standards with responsible stewardship of public resources
  • EXCELLENCE - the commitment to providing the highest quality of services to youth, families, and the community. It is the embodiment of professionalism through high standards, compassion, and staff development
  • TEAMWORK - thoughtful communication, collaboration, and coordination in pursuit of common goals with respect for differences while valuing all contributions


To collaborate with schools, law enforcement, and our other community partners

To provide stewardship of public resources and effectively utilize cost effective measures and program evaluation

To provide fair and equitable treatment that includes families in decision making and embraces impartial practices

To incorporate effective practices into our work with youth and families, including assessments and individual case plans based on youth risk and needs

To honor victims' rights and interests throughout all phases of the justice system and provide opportunities for youth to repair harm to victims and communities

To provide logical consequences that address youth behaviors and teach skill development

To foster open communication and team work in a supportive work environment

To demonstrate ethical and honest behavior in all that we do

To honor diversity and treat all persons with respect

To involve youth, families, and partners in creating an effective and responsive department by seeking and responding to feedback

To strive to be innovative leaders in the field of juvenile justice

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Juvenile Department Schedule:

  • Juvenile Court: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Preliminary Hearings at 1:00 p.m. daily
  • Divorce Mediation: Mondays, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
  • Drug Court: Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Truancy Court: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED FOR LUNCH: Monday through Friday, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Security Information:

The Juvenile Department is a secured building and all applicable security rules and regulations will apply. Please review the Courtroom Protocol before arriving at the Juvenile Department for hearings..


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