MATCP: Missouri Association of Treatment Court Professionals
Juvenile Officers

The Juvenile Officer may play dual roles in the juvenile drug court. They may supervise the case and also play the same role as the prosecutor in the adult drug court. This means that the juvenile officer would be the individual who initially screens the case to determine eligibility into the drug court program, and may also screen for program suitability. It is recommended that an attorney be present in the drug court to represent the defense side of the system. Again, the attorney would not be “representing” the client regarding criminal charges, but would assist with the drug court process.