Intake Screening at the Court

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Intake Screening at the Court • Cases begin with the referral in the form of a petition not an arrest warrant like in adult cases • Intake hearing is held after the petition is filed • Diversion: the process of screening children out of the juvenile justice system without a decision by the court • Detention Hearing: a hearing by the juvenile court to determine if a juvenile is to be detained or released prior to adjudication Transfer to Adult Court • Waiver: procedure by which the juvenile court relinquishes its jurisdiction and transfers a juvenile case to the adult criminal court • Most states exclude rape, murder, and armed robbery from juvenile courts • Number of cases transferred has increased dramatically • Likelihood of waiver varies by offense, offender age, and offender race Adjudication • Trial stage of the juvenile process • Held to determine the facts in the case and if appropriate label the child delinquent • Still lack many of the protections given to adult offenders
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course CCJS 100 taught by Professor Gaston during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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