The purpose of the Juvenile Justice Program is to address the needs of adolescents, families and the community by encouraging accountability through support and supervision. Our ultimate goal is for Polk County youth to be successful and competent.
The years during adolescence, ranging anywhere between 10 and 18, can be complicated for anyone. They are tough years for the adolescent and they can also be quite trying on parents as well. In today's world it is no longer a success to simply "get through" those years; it can often feel like an endurance challenge for both parents and adolescents. The Juvenile Justice workers in Polk County have a passion for working with adolescents. This passion translates into work, research and a knowledge base that is unique to this population. Adolescence is tough enough for any child to navigate. If you are faced with other hardships and struggles in your family that are far above the "daily grind", please call a social worker in the Juvenile Justice Unit and let us help you. We believe in accountability as well as education.
Knowledge is power
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For your family
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JIPS Petitions - Juvenile In Need of Protection or Services
You may be invited to attend a Juvenile Intake Conference. The services below would come after a law enforcement referral or a referral from a school.
Counsel and Close
Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) or Consent Decree (CD)
Court Ordered Supervision
We encourage you to be very aware of your child's activity on social media. This is a new way for kids to cause harm and be harmed. We in Juvenile Justice are passionate about keeping adolescents safe from this kind of activity and we will take seriously holding them accountable if they are the offenders.
If your child is a victim of this activity, please call your local law enforcement.
For more information, check out The SAM Project.
If your child is showing behavior changes that are beyond normal adolescent challenges like:
Call us and we will help you - 715.485.8400
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed on Holidays
Polk County Children and Families Department
100 Polk County Plaza
Balsam Lake WI 54810