Staff & Duties

Staff & Duties

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
  • Youth Parole
  • 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.