JuvenileCourtProcessing10_6_04

JuvenileCourtProcessing10_6_04 - The Juvenile Court Process...

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The Juvenile Court Process
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Introduction In 2000, 71% of youths taken into custody by police were referred to juvenile court. 1998, 57% of referrals are petitioned. Juvenile courts processed more than 1.7 million delinquency cases in 1997 (996,000 petitioned) See p. 18.
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Decision Points in Juvenile Justice Pre-Court Decisions Arrest (Custody) Referral Juvenile Court Processing Steps Detention Hearing Intake or Petition (and Waiver). Adjudication Disposition
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The Intake Decision Court official deciding whether to file a court petition. Traditional Model Intake/Probation worker files petition. Prosecutorial Model
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Options at Intake Case Dismissal Diversion (a.k.a. informal adjustment). Informal probation (a.k.a. court supervision). Consent Decree/Other informal sanctions (community service, victim restitution).
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Court official deciding whether to file a court petition. Traditional Model Intake/Probation worker files petition. Prosecutorial Model Prosecutor must approve intake officer’s decision to file a petition and its content and/or to dismiss or divert. OR
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