Juvenile Probation & Detention

Juvenile Probation
Douglas County Juvenile Probation Department in Minden Nevada. A Division of the Ninth Judicial District Court.

Mission Statement
Under the jurisdiction of the Ninth Judicial District Court, the Douglas County Juvenile Probation Department commits to the prevention and treatment of delinquent behaviors with a strong emphasis on community protection and the needs of youth and families.

Juvenile Probation Officers
Juvenile Probation Officers serve the court by:
  • Assessing offenders for appropriate levels of supervision
  • To providing multiple opportunity for offenders to develop skills and competencies
  • Supporting victim’s rights
  • Providing structure and accountability to the delinquent caseload
  • Coordinating referral services
  • Reintegrating youth into their community
  • Providing the necessary level of intervention to protect the community
  • Enforcing all court-ordered sanctions
The juvenile probation department delivers a strength based accountability driven probation system while offering support and assistance to youth and families at any level of concern.


Juvenile Probation is a public safety service involving one or more of the following programs:
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Suicide Risk Assessment
  • Four levels of probation supervision
  • Behavioral and Mental Health Intervention
  • Prevention Services
  • School Based Probation
  • Community Service
  • Day and Evening Reporting
  • Individual, Group, and Family Counseling
  • Adventure Based Counseling
Juvenile Detention
Juvenile detention is a public safety service involving 24 hour supervision of juvenile detainees in a secure detention environment. Other services provided through the juvenile detention system include:
  • Acute Mental Health Intervention
  • Life Skills
  • Physical Education
  • School
  • Visitation
Mission Statement
The mission of the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Facility is to provide a safe and secure temporary holding facility for youth adjudicated, pending adjudication/disposition, or Court ordered within the Juvenile Court. Policy ensures the appropriate detention of youth in a secure setting in compliance with Nevada Revised Statute, PREA requirements, and the state wide Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative guidelines.

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