Juvenile Justice

Staff: Linda Cummings, Director: Susan Gregory, Asst. Director
Phone:  (541) 473-5101
Fax:  (541) 473-5182
Email: lcummings@malheurco.org
Mailing address: 251 "B" St. West
Vale, OR 97918
Location: The Juvenile Department office is located behind the county courthouse.
Department at a glance: Juvenile crime and delinquency, juvenile dependency, abuse and neglect.

The primary mission of the juvenile department is to protect the public from juvenile crime and delinquency. The department holds criminal and delinquent youth accountable for their behavior through a system of graduated sanctions, restorative justice and appropriate supervision, and requires appropriate treatment and training of youths and families based upon a variety of risk assessments.

The Juvenile Department is also primarily responsible for legal proceedings relating to children who are victims of abuse or neglect and may require out-of-home placement or other services. It works closely with a variety of other state and local agencies and the courts to provide for the care and safety of these children.