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

Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 27
    Mar 2024
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Planning Commission - March 27, 2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street
  • 27
    Mar 2024
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Assessor's Office Community Meeting: Cashmere, South Wenatchee and Malaga

    Posted by: Chelan County Assessor

    Chelan County Assessor Wes Cornelius invites property owners and all interested parties to attend one of four community meetings scheduled this spring throughout the county.

    Wenatchee High School (new commons area)
  • 20
    Mar 2024
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Connect with Chelan County: District 1 Meeting

    Posted by: Board Of County Commissioners

    The Chelan County team is coming to a community near you. In March commissioners and a variety of department directors will hold a series of community-led discussions in each of the three districts the commissioners represent.

    Wenatchee High School (new commons area)
  • 13
    Mar 2024
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    Connect with Chelan County: District 3 Meeting

    Posted by: Board Of County Commissioners

    The Chelan County team is coming to a community near you. In March, Chelan County commissioners and a variety of department directors will hold a series of community-led discussions in each of the three districts commissioners represent.

    Chelan City Hall
  • 09
    Mar 2024
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    March Parenting Class - English and Spanish

    Posted by: Superior Court Clerk

    Supporting Children Through Divorce is a four-hour educational program designed to help parents focus on the needs of their children during and after divorce and separation.

    Chelan County Administration Building - Enter building from Douglas Street