Juvenile Civil Citation
In October, 2013, Walton County implemented the Juvenile Civil Citation program. The program allows youth who commit first-time, non-violent misdemeanors to receive intervention services at the earliest stage of delinquency, which can help avoid further involvement with the criminal justice system. Youth who successfully complete the required sanctions leave the program without an arrest record, a critical point considering arrest records often impede military, educational and employment opportunities. The Crime Prevention Unit as well as the School Resource Deputies feel this was an important program as there were cases in our school system where this program was needed and could be of great use.