The Juvenile Delinquency Division consists of a division chief, seven docket attorneys, and three support staff. The attorneys in this division prosecute offenders under the age of 18 who commit crimes. The violations prosecuted range from traffic offenses to homicide. This division is also responsible for proceedings to transfer juvenile offenders, who commit serious crimes, to adult court to face adult penalties.
Attorneys in this division also prosecute adults for misdemeanor criminal charges involving the abuse or neglect of children. Another program these attorneys are involved in is the Start Right Program. This program holds parents responsible who fail to send their compulsory school age children to school.
In 2007, the Juvenile Delinquency Division received and prosecuted over 2300 delinquency cases. Of these 2300 cases, 13 juveniles were transferred to adult court, including two homicide cases. Additionally, 42 adults were prosecuted for misdemeanor child endangerment in 2007.
Phone: (937) 225-4253
Julie Bruns, Juvenile Division Chief
* The Juvenile Division is located at the Juvenile Justice Center, 380 West Second Street.