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Youth Justice Unit

Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County

The Youth Justice Division is responsible for the resolution of delinquent charges filed against youth below the age of eighteen (18) years of age. The Division has the unique purpose to identify and address the catalyst of the youths’ actions with a long term goal to resolve those catalysts with support, treatment, and opportunities to the youths with the intention to rehabilitate and terminate the “school to prison pipeline” process.
 
Along with the Department of Juvenile Services, multiple community partners, diversion programs, and Teen Court, the Youth Justice Division seeks to provide the youth with alternatives to detention and probation reducing the youths’’ reducing the negative life consequences of contact with the judicial system.
 
Six  (6) attorneys, one (1 ) victim witness coordinator, one (1) diversion coordinator, and four (4) administrative staff are dedicated solely to the Youth Justice Division.
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Lynn Celestin-Antonin

Chief