Probation Services

Youth referred to the Yamhill County Juvenile Department are first seen by a probation officer that handles the initial meeting (intake). At this point, the probation officer will determine whether the youth needs to appear in court and be formally adjudicated or placed on a Formal Accountability Agreement (FAA). A FAA is an agreement between the youth and the probation officer that he/she will fulfill the obligations of the contract. The contract may include, but not be limited to, completing community service work, paying restitution to the victim, writing an essay or apology note, successfully completing a drug/alcohol program or a theft or anger management class.

Formal probation requires an appearance before the Judge. If the youth is admitting to the charges against him/her, and the judge determines that they are suitable for probation, he will order the youth to comply with the rules of probation and any other special conditions applicable to that youth. The judge routinely places youth on probation from 1-5 years. How long the youth remains on probation is directly related to how compliant the youth is with the terms of their probation and whether the youth represents a risk to the community. Sex offenders, fire-setters and youth requiring more supervision have specific conditions of probation as well as the standard rules.

Juvenile offenders in Yamhill County are generally supervised by probation officers assigned to geographic areas. However, sex-offenders, fire-setters, and youth with alcohol/drug problems are supervised by probation officers trained to deal with these specific issues.

Supervision of Formal Accountability Agreements are handled by probation officers assigned to geographic regions with the exception of sex-offenders, fire-setters, or youth with primarily alcohol/drug problems.

Probation staff coordinates and communicates with other staff, treatment providers, law enforcement, detention staff, prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys, child welfare agencies, parents, schools and the community in an effort to meet the needs of the youth and the community.

Supervision of Sex Offenders:

The probation staff assigned to handle the supervision of sex offenders conducts their own intake interviews and works closely with the Deputy District Attorney assigned to the Juvenile Department, defense attorneys and the offender treatment providers. This population represents a risk to the community and requires close supervision of the conditions of probation. Terms and conditions of Sex Offender Probation

Supervision of Fire-setters:

The probation staff assigned to handle the supervision of fire-setters conducts their own intake interviews and works closely with the Deputy District Attorney assigned to the Juvenile Department and the youth’s attorney.

Supervision of Youth with Alcohol/Drug Problems:

A description of the supervision policy for youth with A/D problems will be added shortly.

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