It is the mission of the Elko County Juvenile Probation Department to provide the citizens of Elko County the highest degree of professional service to the youth and families of this County. The Department is dedicated to the development of effective and cost efficient programming in the areas of prevention and treatment, at the same time protecting the community from delinquent behavior and affording juveniles the opportunity to learn, grow and become responsible for their actions. Training and educating youth with regard to juvenile delinquency, its cause and effects are paramount in the continuum of services provided by the Department.
In that regard the Departments philosophy is to educate, promote and inspire youth to take individual responsibility for their actions and behavior and to educate families and the public in the preventive efforts required to reduce and eliminate juvenile crime.
As an integral part of the Criminal Justice System the Elko County Juvenile Probation Department enforces all lawful Orders of the Court. The Department provides supervision for juvenile offenders and affords opportunities for rehabilitation and individual achievement. This Department provides services to the Court and to the People of Elko County though the implementation of effective and efficient, progressive and innovative programs that strive to exceed state and federal standards.
This Department is committed to working collaboratively with the Court and the general public to preserve safety, prevent crime, and delinquency, and support the rights of all victims. We are committed to educating young persons in their duties and obligations as lawful and responsible citizens of this community. Furthermore the Department is dedicated to reducing the likelihood of re-offense by holding juvenile offenders accountable and responsible for their behaviors and actions.
A major component of the Departments program is dedicated to protecting the community by reducing the impact of delinquency and crime through persistent victim restitution programs and diligent community services. Youth are accountable to victims through restitution and to the community through community service work projects.
The Elko County Juvenile Probation Department is committed to inspiring trust and confidence in the Juvenile Justice System by assisting the Court with the rendition of fair and equal justice to all.