COVID-19 JUDICIAL EMERGENCY INFORMATION
A JUDICIAL EMERGENCY has been declared in the 38th Judicial District.
The Judicial Emergency currently extends thru May 31, 2020.
The Courts are CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC during the judicial emergency, except for EMERGENCY MATTERS ONLY.
DO NOT COME TO THE COURTHOUSE OR ANY JUDICIAL FACILITY UNLESS YOU ARE APPEARING FOR A SCHEDULED EMERGENCY MATTER.
To ensure that victims, communities and juvenile offenders receive fair and balanced attention and gain tangible benefits from their interaction with the juvenile justice system, the Juvenile Probation Department, in collaboration with its many community based, statewide and national partners, provide a variety of services. Each service is provided after first considering how to balance the needs of the victims, juvenile offenders and communities. Through all this, we seek to assist in promoting long term behavior change. This "balanced approach" means that we consider:
By matching the level of risk to the level of restriction imposed so that citizens can live in safe and secure communities.
By determining ways offenders can actively work to make amends for the harm they caused.
By enabling offenders to learn skills to become productive, responsible members of their communities.