The Juvenile Division is committed to serving the community through fair and understanding prosecution of juvenile cases. We believe effective early intervention in juvenile issues may prevent further problems later on.
In Kansas, a "juvenile" is defined as someone under the age of 18. There are two main ways our office can become involved in a juvenile’s life: A "Juvenile Offender" case, or a "Child in Need of Care" case. A Juvenile Offender (JO) case is a type of case where it is alleged that a juvenile between the age of 10 and 18 has engaged in criminal behavior, such as theft or battery. A Child in Need of Care (CINC) case is a type of case where it is alleged that a child from 1 day old to 18 is in need of court intervention. The need for CINC intervention might be abuse, neglect, runaway behavior, truancy or other reasons.
If, after reading the information on this web site, you have further questions, you may contat our office by fax, phone, or letter.