Juvenile Services works with youth in both San Miguel and Ouray Counties who are experiencing challenges at home, in school and/or who have court involvement by providing them with the support and services they need. Juvenile Services works in partnership with youth, their families, and a variety of local, county, municipal, public, and private organizations to bring youth a positive learning experience and prevent criminal behavior.
In addition to serving referred youth, Juvenile Services staff are committed to preventing criminal behavior in the youth at large. Through prevention events, program comes in contact with over 300 students a year. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
Our Diversion Program offers first-time and appropriate second-time youth offenders a community alternative to a formal court filing or possible criminal record. Youth who have committed petty crimes such as shoplifting, assault, possession / consumption of alcohol or drugs, trespassing, disorderly conduct, theft, criminal mischief, and harassment are given the opportunity to complete a six month to 1-year contract. Once a contract has been successfully completed, a youth does not have to acknowledge their criminal offense on job, college, or military applications.