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The Juvenile Division of the Franklin County Prosecutor receives referrals from local law enforcement agencies involving individuals between the ages of 8 and 18 years of age. Referrals include misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor and felony offenses, with the exception of driving offenses for individuals that are 16-18 years of age. Duties include screening referrals to determine criminal charges, filing new cases and involvement in the case through disposition. In addition, the Juvenile Division is responsible for all probation violations and contempt hearings for youth adjudicated of criminal offenses. The Juvenile Division Deputy Prosecutor is a team member of Juvenile Drug Court. This division handles between 800-850 cases a year.