Processes incoming referrals from all law enforcement agencies within El Paso County on juveniles accused of committing an offense.
Review police reports to verify jurisdiction and probable cause
Conduct juvenile background investigation
Conduct interviews of referred juveniles and their families
Recommend for the juvenile to be detained or released
Recommend court intervention or other alternatives.
1) Juvenile Court conference Committees Juvenile faces the consequences for his or her actions without the need of a formal court procedure.
Familys participation is voluntary
Not to exceed more than six months
Completion of program closes case
2) Deferred Prosecution Keeps the juvenile from going to court and coming into the system. Holds the juvenile accountable for his/her actions without ignoring the interest of the victims and society.