The Juvenile Court is a court of rehabilitation and treatment. The Prosecuting Attorney provides legal assistance by way of prosecuting juveniles and adults who are charged through Juvenile Court on various matters including:
Delinquency matters (criminal actions charged against juveniles)
Unruly matters (juveniles who do not obey their parents, guardians, or teachers)
Truancy actions against juveniles and their parents or guardians
Violations of court orders
Contributing to the delinquency or unruliness of juvenile charges
The Prosecuting Attorney also provides assistance at various dispositional (sentencing) hearings, bind over hearings and review hearings. The Prosecuting Attorney works closely with the Juvenile Court, Victims' Services, county schools, the Juvenile Probation Department and the Court Liaison to protect the community and victims of crime while also helping to facilitate rehabilitation and treatment options for the youth of Shelby County.
Currently Assistant Prosecutor Heath H. Hegemann serves the Juvenile Court handling the previously listed matters.