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. 

Our juvenile justice approach is balanced by supporting positive youth and family development, community safety, victim’s rights, and offender accountability.

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