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Juvenile Office

Craig Hotchkiss

(715) 627-6214 - phone
(715) 627-6329 - fax
800 Clermont Street
Antigo, WI  54409

Department Head:   Vacant

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.             

The Langlade County Juvenile Court is located within the Probate Office, in Room 102 of the Langlade County Courthouse and is open during the regular courthouse business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The Juvenile Clerk, Joy Pecha, and her deputy, Brenda Mayr, are the custodians of all formal juvenile records including terminations of parental rights, delinquencies and children in need of protection and services.  In addition, citations (issued for such violations as truancy, possession of tobacco, disorderly conduct, underage alcohol, shoplifting, etc.) are processed in this office also, with the exception of traffic citations issued to juveniles 16 and over which are processed in "adult court."  (Please contact the Clerk of Courts office at (715) 627-6215.)  Any juvenile who receives a citation must either post bond prior to the court date or appear in court as scheduled to enter a plea to the charges.  A "mandatory appearance" requires the child's attendance even if bond has been posted.  All checks should be made payable to Langlade County Circuit Court.

Langlade County is one of only several Wisconsin counties with court attached intake workers.  Our Juvenile Supervisor, Craig Hotchkiss, and the Intensive Supervision Coordinator, Kim Schwarz, work with the delinquent youth of our community from the time a referral is received from our Police and Sheriff's Departments until such time as the child has successfully completed juvenile supervision.  Mr. Hotchkiss and Ms. Schwarz assist those victimized by juvenile offenders in seeking restitution and further work with youth to complete court ordered community service.

Any of the above individuals may be reached in office or by calling the Juvenile Court at (715) 627-6214 or by faxing to (715) 627-6329.  

Formal hearings for the Juvenile Court are normally heard on Monday mornings.  To schedule, please contact the Juvenile office at (715)627-6214.  For all other inquiries you may contact the juvenile Court as noted above.  Please bear in mind, however, that terminations of parental rights and juvenile court proceedings are confidential and only limited information will be released without a court order.

NOTE:  Adult probation is a function of the State of Wisconsin, Division of Corrections, and should be contacted at (715) 627-6262.