Washoe County Department of Juvenile Services

Frank Cervantes, Director

Our mission is to help create a safer community by providing a continuum of services and sanctions to at-risk youth and their families

Under the direction of the Family Division, 2nd Judicial District Court, Juvenile Services provides probation, case management, and detention services to court wards and at-risk youth ages 10 to 18 in Washoe County.  These interventions and programs guide youth under the care of this Department toward becoming law-abiding, independent and productive citizens. 

Our department is nationally and internationally recognized for our progressive, effective and cutting edge initiatives, practices and programming. We have hosted site visits which includes facility tours, presentations and open forum discussions for Juvenile Justice professionals from around the world.

Please read the recent press release about our Youth Employment Program!!