The Procedures Of Juvenile Court

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The Pretrial Procedures of Juvenile Court Detention hearing process has been frown upon and detested ever since juvenile courts were created. The original purpose of detention was to hold the juvenile in a secure location until intake could review the child’s case and make a decision.

Intake process is extremely useful to juvenile court and holds for several purposes. Case dismissal, informal adjustments, informal probation, consent decree, and petition are the five procedure purposes that the intake process provides.

The transfer procedure deals with adolescents being transferred to an adult prison because of the concern over the violent crimes they commit. This procedure is seen to be very serious due to the fact that a child is sent to live in a prison with adults, causing them to adapt and learn to act like the adults that they are locked up with.

Detention Hearing A detention hearing process is when a decision has been made to detain the young offender for 48-72 hours without counting weekends or holidays. With detention hearings, they tend to happen at three different points, “(1) when the youth is taken in by the police, (2) during and after the time intake personnel review the case to decide whether to refer the case to juvenile court, and (3) after the adjudicatory hearing”(Bartollas & Miller, p. 129).

The first point is made by police decision. The officer places the youth in lock up and notifies the parent. In the end however, the police’s decision is…

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