Juvenile Delinquency

Navigating Juvenile Court Proceedings

Understanding the juvenile court process can be confusing and stressful and many parents feel helpless and filled with uncertainty at first.  This information is provided to help you navigate the court process.

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Key tips for parents / guardians:

  • Make it clear to police and juvenile court personnel that you intend to be actively involved in the process and that you will work with them to ensure an appropriate plan and positive outcome for your child.
  • Provide copies of all documentation of your child's mental and/or medical health history and share that information promptly with your child's probation officer;
  • If you know someone who has been a bad influence or a problem in your child's life, let the probation officer know so they can help you address this issue.