Juvenile Department

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Lynne Schroeder

Juvenile Services
Director

MISSION

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.

VALUES

  • 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

JUVENILE DEPARTMENT COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

 

The Washington County Juvenile Services Department is taking the situation around COVID-19 seriously.  We understand this is presenting significant challenges to family daily life right now, especially with school and many activities being canceled around the community.  We wanted to let community members and clients know that we are taking precautions to keep staff and clients safe and healthy and to minimize or reduce the risk of contracting or spreading the COVID-19 virus.

 

Currently, the Juvenile Services building is open ONLY for scheduled court hearings between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please DO NOT come to a scheduled court hearing if you are ill or exhibiting cold symptoms. The Court will either reschedule your hearing or will allow you to appear by phone if you are ill. Work with your attorney, your Department of Human Services connection or Juvenile Counselor to set up telephonic hearings ahead of time. All other appointments with Juvenile Department staff should be conducted via telephone. Our front desk number is 503-846-8861.

 

The following classes have been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later time:

  • Up in Smoke (3/25/20)
  • Victim’s Impact Panel (3/26/20)
  • SAFE (4/9/20)
  • Theft Info (04/08/2020)

All community service outings are cancelled until further notice.

 

Please regularly wash your hands and practice social distancing of 6 feet separation when possible. Together, as a community, we can curb the spread of this virus and keep our community safe.

 

Coronavirus Update

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Please see the Washington County Home page for more information.

 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

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

For Youth For Families For Crime Victims For Businesses

 

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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