Family Court Programs — 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office
The Family Court Unit of the Tenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office serves the citizens of Anderson & Oconee Counties by handling the prosecution of crimes committed by juveniles. While working with the Department of Juvenile Justice, decisions are made regarding the prosecution or diversion of juvenile offenders.
Our goal is to make juvenile offenders into productive law-abiding citizens by holding them accountable for their actions while offering an opportunity for rehabilitation. Our Victim Witness Program provides assistance in the filing of victim impact statements and victim compensations claims, courtroom advocacy and referrals to outside agencies of individuals who a have been harmed by a juvenile. Our Family Court Unit identifies those juveniles that could benefit from one of our juvenile diversion programs and refers their cases to the appropriate program.
The Juvenile Arbitration Program is a program for first time offenders who are 16 years of age or younger at the time of arrest. Community Volunteers are trained and directly work with program participants to help them accomplish their specific plan. Participants must complete community service work, attend school, submit to random drug screens, receive counseling and guidance and pay restitution. If all program requirements are satisfied, the charge(s) against the participant are dismissed.
The Juvenile Diversion Program is a program for non-violent juvenile offenders in which the offender is held accountable for their actions through various program requirements including restitution if applicable. If all program requirements are satisfied, the charge(s) against the participant will be dismissed. If the participant is terminated from the program, the charges are sent back to the appropriate court for prosecution.
JUVENILE DIVERSION PROGRAM
JUVENILE ARBITRATION PROGRAM
Volunteer & Program Information
Anderson and Oconee 864-222-6694