6.  Children.

a) Deputies will not pursue adult charges against children in Superior Court unless approved by the State Prosecutor. If a Deputy recommends prosecuting a child as an adult, the Deputy will continue to ensure that all relevant information is available, including family, educational, mental health and treatment information, as well as prior rehabilitative efforts.

b) In assessing a case involving a child, Deputies will consider the effect of a child's background and special needs, including the effect of trauma, on all disposition recommendations. With respect to bail, Deputies will only seek pretrial detention where there is no safer alternative.

c) Deputies will utilize extended Family Court jurisdiction when necessary to further a child's rehabilitative efforts and ensure public safety.

d) Deputies will support expansion of the use of civil citations.