Juvenile Justice Center

Non-Offender Cases

In addition to criminal matters, probation agency staff also facilitate civil, or non-offender, cases, such as At-Risk Youth (ARY) petitions, Child in Need of Services (CHINS) petitions, truancy petitions and emancipation petitions:

A parent who is concerned about the welfare and safety of his or her child can file an ARY petition. The purpose of this petition is to enable parents to regain control of their child with the assistance of the court.

A CHINS petition is filed when there is a need to remove the child from the home while court intervention and family assistance takes place.

A truancy petition is filed by a school district when a child fails to attend school as required by the compulsory attendance laws.

Children who violate the orders of the court in an ARY, CHINS, or truancy case can be placed in detention.

Washington state allows minors aged 16 and 17 years old to petition the court for emancipation. To be emancipated means taking on the rights and responsibilities of an adult, which otherwise comes with reaching the age of 18. The process requires a filing fee of $50, and petitioners (those seeking to become emancipated) must provide the court with the following information: petitioner's full name, birthdate, state/county of birth, present address and length of residence at this address, certified copy of birth certificate, name and last known address of petitioner's parents or guardians, and a declaration by petitioner stating that he or she is able to manage his or her own affairs (financial, personal, social, educational, etc.).

Posted: 01/21/2015 11:02 AM
Last Updated: 07/14/2022 04:36 PM

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    Small Quantity Generator Collection Event

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    Chelan County Public Works on March 7 will host a Small Quantity Generator collection event for small businesses looking to safely dispose of hazardous wastes.

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    The Canvassing Board of Chelan County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW, and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

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    Public Meeting: Certify Election

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    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    The Canvassing Board of Chelan County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW, and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

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