Represent the interests of the State of Washington as legal counsel in the adjudication or diversion referral process relating to juveniles who:
Commit felony or misdemeanor criminal offenses, excluding offenders over the age of sixteen who commit criminal traffic offenses;
Violate conditions of probation;
Are truant from school;
Whose cases are appealed to the Court of Appeals.
Assist Law Enforcement Officers in:
Determining probable cause for arrest of individuals;
Obtaining search warrants;
Interpreting the law and its application to particular situations or issues pertaining to case investigations.
Purpose and Benefit of Service:
Providing effective prosecutorial intervention with juveniles who commit criminal acts is aimed at holding these minors accountable for their actions and behaviors which includes making the victim whole.