The Warren County Attorney’s Office represents the Commonwealth of Kentucky in juvenile proceedings before the district and family courts. These cases are comprised of Dependency, Neglect, and Abuse (DNA) actions, status offenses, and public offenses.
The goal of the County Attorney’s office is the care and protection of the child in juvenile family court cases. These proceedings are not criminal in nature, and the goal of all dependency, neglect, and abuse cases is, through the appropriate treatment and therapies, to reunify the child with the family.
Child abuse is a serious crime that can be prosecuted under the Kentucky Penal Code; however, the juvenile family court proceedings are independent of any criminal proceedings. It is possible to have both criminal and family court proceedings prosecuted at the same time.