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Program Description

  Juvenile Court Prosecution

The Juvenile Court Prosecution program prosecutes criminal violations committed by juvenile offenders in Montgomery County and performs a preliminary review of all cases in which a juvenile is charged with a violent crime. This includes cases which have been reviewed by the Juvenile Services Administration and then referred to the Office of the State's Attorney. In such cases, formal charges are filed where appropriate, and litigated to disposition in the Juvenile Court, attempting to obtain restitution for victims when possible. This program also provides administrative support to Teen Court, a Countywide peer adjudication initiative for non-violent juvenile offenses.

Program Contacts

Contact Lisa Russo of the Office of the State's Attorney at 240.777.7407 or Trevor Lobaugh of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2763 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY16Actual FY17Estimated FY18Target FY19Target FY20
Number of students participating in the Truancy Prevention Program239312325335350
Percent of Truancy Prevention Program participants showing at least 60% improvement in unexcused absences 5756555555
Percent of Truancy Prevention Program participants showing improvement in unexcused absences7879808081
Percent of Truancy Prevention Program participants who participate in tutoring showing improved grades at the end of the semester4072656870
Number of teens referred to the Teen Court program383323325325325
Percent of teens who declined to participate in the Teen Court program1818181818
Percent of Teen Court participants who successfully complete the program requirements 84.479.880.080.080.0
Number of juvenile cases screened for mediation 3927303535
Percent of juvenile cases screened resulting in mediations1512121415
Percent of juvenile mediations in which an agreement is reached1512141515

Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved180186616.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.978860.00
FY19 Approved189975216.50