44th Judicial District
Our Mission is “To provide for children committing delinquent acts, programs of supervision, care and rehabilitation which shall provide attention to the protection of the community, the imposition of accountability for offenses committed and the development of competencies to assist children in becoming responsible and productive members of society.”
Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) Principles
The residents of Wyoming County have a right to a safe and secure community. Therefore, when determining a disposition concerning a juvenile offender, a conscious effort is made to protect the community’s interest.
Whenever a child commits an offense against a person or property, the child incurs an obligation to the victim of that offense. Consequently, juvenile offenders will be held accountable for their actions by compensating the victim(s) for their loss.
Juvenile offenders who appear before the Wyoming County Juvenile Court should ultimately leave the system more capable of being responsible and productive members of their community.
As appropriate to the individual circumstances of each case, Wyoming County’s Juvenile Justice system will provide balanced attention to assure that each of the proceeding elements are addressed.
Russell D. Shurtleff
Juvenile Probation Officers
Director of Probation,44th Judicial District
Joseph A. Francis
Laura M. Hasenzahl
Drug & Alcohol Intensive Probation Officer
Joseph E. Viadella
Mental Health Intensive Probation Officer, Lackawanna Trial School Based Probation Officer & Community Liaison Officer
Case Manager / Office Staff