When a juvenile is involved in a minor offense on Fort Campbell, such as shoplifting, assault, or vandalism, the juvenile and his/her sponsor will go before a Juvenile Review Board. The Board consists of nine members, three voting individuals and six non-voting individuals, all appointed by the commander.
The board will make a recommendation based on the evidence and testimony. If the juvenile is found guilty, the Board can recommend sanctions such as:
- Financial Restitution;
- Supervised Probation;
- Community Service; and
- Restrictions To Quarters At Night
The Board can also order more severe sanctions that can have an impact on the juvenile’s entire family. These types of sanctions can include a total ban from post, prohibiting the juvenile from re-entry, and possibly forcing his/her family off post.
When a juvenile is found guilty of shoplifting, there is an automatic order for restitution to the Exchange. This can become a financial burden for the family if the juvenile is unemployed.
What If A Juvenile Is Involved In A Drug-Related Offense?
If the incident involves a drug-related offense, it will NOT go before the Juvenile Review Board, and there are no exemptions. It will instead be petitioned off Fort Campbell to the juvenile court systems in the outlying communities. Other offenses like violations of probations and sanctions, are also subject to being petitioned off Fort Campbell.
Juvenile offenses are not taken lightly and can even lead to incarceration at a juvenile detention facility.
If your child is facing charges in front of the Juvenile Review Board, or you would like to know more, contact the Clarksville criminal defense attorneys at Patton & Pittman Attorneys today.