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…show more content…
The way the adolescent acts toward to police officer and whatever crime they commit manipulates that classification. The second stop is to a intake personal. They review the case and decide whether or not the child should go to juvenile court, but just like police officer, they have the option to release the child to their parents. The final point decides whether the young juvenile should be sentenced to a residential or nonresidential facility after proven being guilty. With all the criticism that detention hearing receive, they do serve for some purpose. By taking the young delinquent through a series of processes, it allows several people to look over the case to get the best evaluation over the crime that was committed. The three point system in the end helps to determine the best sanction that the juvenile should serve in until their hearing. Intake Process Case dismissal occurs when either the case is too weak to actually bring to court, if this is the youth’s first offense and they seem actually sorry for what they did, and if the parents agree to reach out for help for their child. With a case dismissal, “Often this review takes place with the police officer, the youths’ parents, and perhaps the prosecutors and the youths’ lawyers present”(Bartollas & Miller, p.131). Informal adjustments have three separate options, one being that intake personnel simply lets the child go to their parents,
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