In Juvenile Court, the Court handles all cases where a juvenile is accused of committing a criminal offense. Based on reports from law enforcement, the Prosecuting Attorney's Office may file an "Information" accusing the youth of committing an offense. If an information is filed, the juvenile must go to court. In some cases, where it is a low level offense the youth may be sent to "Diversion".
Juvenile Court also handles traffic and civil infractions if the juvenile charged with the infraction is less than 16 years old. Infractions are not offenses.