Questions for the
The case is initially reviewed on paper to initially assess eligibility,
which includes the following: between the ages of 11-17, first time offender,
WIC 236, WIC 654, misdemeanors or infraction.†
If the case is eligible, the youth/parents are contacted to determine if
they are willing to take the option of
Youth have a 6 month period to complete sentence (community service, counseling, etc.) not transferred back into traditional JJS if completed successfully. Could be charged with violation of Probation in addition to the original charge.
The probation officer maintains limited contact with the youth throughout their time on probation.† Once all conditions are satisfied, the probation officer contacts the youth to let him/her know that their probation has been successfully completed.
The only restriction is that only 2 cases can be heard per month. Given a limited number of cases for waiting time is not great.
Gender, race, age, living situation (depending on what the
family discloses), grades, gang membership (if relevant), current charge (given
at time of hearing) are available in most cases. Substance abuse problems are
disclosed unless itís relevant to the case, but a case involving SA problems is
highly unlikely to go to
Assume that 50% of the cases deemed eligible for the court
are placed in the
They are processed traditionally by the court/probation.† This involves a variety of options that you do not have to account for.† Just use the general category of processed traditionally.†