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Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families

Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services

Juvenile Civil Citation


As established by Delaware Statute, the Juvenile Civil Citation (JCC) Program is a statewide civil alternative to the formal arrest and criminal prosecution of youth under 18 who commit program eligible misdemeanor offenses.

The purpose of Juvenile Civil Citation process is to:

  • Ensure that the youth’s misdemeanor offense is appropriately addressed
  • Reduce juvenile delinquency 
  • Provide taxpayer savings 

The program offers law enforcement the option of issuing the youth a civil citation in lieu of an arrest. During the program period participating youth will:

  • Complete an assessment to identify their risks and needs
  • Complete five (5) hours of community service (or essay)
  • Complete a community impact statement

Parent/Guardian: Please click on the ‘JCC Initial Contact Form’ below to complete the registration for your child.

Contact Information

To find out how civil citation can make an impact in your community, contact:

Phone: 1-833-JCC-LINE (1-833-522-5463)
Email: yrs.dscyf@delaware.gov