The Bucks County Juvenile Court functions as both a judicial and an administrative agency primarily with respect to children under age 18, who are charged with juvenile delinquency for violating the criminal law.
As a judicial agency, the Court determines questions of fact and law based on evidentiary hearings. As an administrative agency, the Court is responsible for providing custodial services and treatment including probation supervision and placement to children under the jurisdiction of this agency. All juveniles arrested for committing felonies and misdemeanors are processed through the office.
General office hours for Juvenile Probation are from 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday. Twenty-four hour a day probation services are required for emergencies and for decisions concerning detention. Juvenile Probation has a rotation of probation officers and supervisors who handle calls during non-traditional business hours.