The mission of Benton County's Juvenile Department is to protect the community through prevention and control of juvenile delinquency.


To provide a continuum of supervision and rehabilitation services to youth and families referred to the Juvenile Department in a manner consistent with the protection of the community.

We believe that children are our most important resource. We believe parents are the most important teachers, care givers and role models for their children. We are committed to working with families to equip their children with the skills necessary to live productively, responsibly and safely in the community.

The Benton County Juvenile Department provides services to children from birth to 23 years of age. The department uses a balanced approach based upon:

  • Protection of the community
  • Holding youth accountable for their actions
  • Competency development

An individual case plan is developed for each youth referred to the department. The case plan matches available services to the needs of the youth and addresses the three elements of the balanced approach.

Does your child have a medical or mental health condition that law enforcement or emergency first responders should know about?  See our Parents' Guide for more information!