The Probation Department consists of the chief juvenile probation officer, a deputy chief juvenile probation officer, four deputy juvenile probation officers, an office supervisor, an office specialist, and a legal secretary.
The probation personnel work primarily with school age youth between the ages of 7 and 18, although pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes, young people may be supervised per the court until age 21. Additionally, the staff works with children under the age of 7 who are displaying aggressive or antisocial behaviors or who have been abused and/or neglected.
Youth are referred to the juvenile authorities by numerous agencies, including:
Churchill County Sheriff's Department
Fallon Police Department
Nevada Highway Patrol
Churchill County School District
Parks and Recreation
Fish and Game
Department of Child and Family Services
Fallon Rural Counseling and Supportive Services
In addition, youth are also referred by their parents or they may contact the department on their own and request assistance.