Platte County Juvenile Office
Juvenile Accountability Program
The Juvenile Accountability Program is a 120 - 150 day program for the first time offender. It is an attempt to impact youth in a meaningful way in a short period of time. After assessment, the youth will be assigned to the short-term intense programming. This program will require the cooperation of the youth and custodial parent with the juvenile office. The following are characteristics of the program:
- A Petition is filed and a Court hearing is scheduled.
- Youth appear in Court for a contract hearing. If contract is approved by the Judge, the youth will be placed on rules of supervision.
- Pay Court costs in the amount on the day of Court.
- 32 hours of community service
- Pay restitution to victim, if appropriate.
- Attend conference with juvenile officer once every two weeks.
- Establish in-home rules to establish parental guidelines.
- Submit to drug screens and complete the Parent & Adolescent Drug Abuse Prevention Education Programs.
- Parent and adolescent will attend and participate in the Anger Management Program.
- Complete the Adolescents/Parents Together program.
- Upon successful completion of the program the juvenile officer will recommend that the petition be dismissed without prejudice.