Protect the citizenry from criminal
Provide for determining whether accused juveniles have committed
offenses as defined by this chapter. Make the juvenile offender
accountable for his or her criminal behavior.
Provide for punishment
commensurate with the age, crime, and criminal history of the
juvenile offender. Provide due process for juveniles alleged to
have committed an offense. Provide necessary treatment, supervision,
and custody for juvenile offenders.
Provide for the handling of juvenile
offenders by communities whenever consistent with public safety.
Provide for restitution to victims of crime.
Develop effective standards
and goals for the operation, funding and evaluation of all components
of the juvenile justice system and related services at the state
and local levels.
Provide for a clear policy to determine
what types of offenders shall receive punishment, treatment,
or both, and to determine the jurisdictional limitations of the
courts, institutions, and community services.
DIVERSION: A contract
between a juvenile accused of an offense and a diversionary unit
whereby the juvenile agrees to fulfill certain conditions in
lieu of prosecution. (Island County assesses a $50.00 fee for
“Community Accountability Board” (CAB): A Board Comprised of 3 to
7 members of the local community, appointed by Superior Court, in which the juvenile
COMMUNITY RESTITUTION: Work, without compensation,
performed for the benefit of the community by the juvenile offender
as punishment for committing an offense. Community restitution
may be performed only for non-profit organizations or through
the Island County Alternative to Detention work crew if space
An order of disposition by the court of an adjudicated youth
not committed to Juvenile Rehabilitation. Community supervision
may include: Mandatory school attendance, community-based rehabilitation/counseling,
monitoring and reporting requirements, imposition of a fine,
court costs, and restitution.
RESTITUTION: Financial reimbursement by the
juvenile offender to the victim.
SEALING OF JUVENILE RECORDS: A motion and
affidavit may be filed by the juvenile requesting the court
to issue an order vacating its previous order and sealing the
official juvenile court file, the social file, the records
of the court and of any other agency in the case. Contact Juvenile
Court Services for record sealing eligibility requirements.