MATCP: Missouri Association of Treatment Court Professionals
Deputy Juvenile Officers (DJO)

Deputy Juvenile Officers (DJO) conduct child abuse and neglect investigations with child protective services and law enforcement officials and file petitions taking protective custody of children who have been abused and neglected. When a DJO files a petition alleging parental substance abuse as an underlying cause of child abuse or neglect, the DJO provides referral information to the FDTC Coordinator. The DJO provides court case management services in the underlying dependency case and may attend FDTC staffings and hearings as available. In Juvenile drug court, the deputy juvenile officer supervises the adolescent under probation. They monitor the youth and assist them by linking them with other services.