This team is comprised of Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Donald R. Gayle, four Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, secretarial and paralegal support staff. The Juvenile Team is responsible for the prosecution of all crimes committed by and against juveniles (persons under the age of 18), and certain domestic violence cases. Offenders tried under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court face a range of dispositions from probation to confinement in juvenile facilities. Special emphasis is placed on the prosecution of violent crimes by juveniles and on cases of domestic violence. Serious offenses committed by juveniles age 14 and over may be transferred to Circuit Court where the offender may face adult punishment. Such cases are carefully scrutinized individually by the Commonwealth's Attorney to determine whether transfer is appropriate.