Children committing crime is a burden on every community in the country. The goal of the Juvenile Justice system in Colorado is to reform a youth and turn a troubled juvenile into a productive and law abiding member of the community. The start of the Juvenile Justice system is the local law enforcement agency solving a crime and filing criminal charges with the Office of the District Attorney which prosecutes juvenile crime. The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office works closely with the DA’s Office, as well as the Probation Department, the Juvenile Court Judge, the Division of Youth Corrections, and local non-profit agencies to provide the best outcomes for juvenile’s charged with crimes.
The following are resources that are available to assist youth who are charged with a crime or who are engaging in high risk behavior.