|Staff:||Linda Cummings, Director: Susan Gregory, Asst. Director|
|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.