Steps of the Juvenile Justice Process

Updated: 1/6/2021
Steps of the Juvenile Justice Process

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  • The 1st step of the Juvenile Justice Process is Intake. In this step, the child is identified as delinquent or unruly, or possibly tried as an adult. The child is taken into custody by an intake officer. The second step is the Informal Adjustment. This step determines if there was a reason behind committing a crime. If this occurs, the juvenile will either receive informal probation or will remain in detention with the Department of Juvenile Justice.
  • The 3rd step is Petition. Petition is a documentation of the formal charges against the juvenile. This means there was probably cause. The juvenile justice process is the best decision for the child.
  • The fourth step of the Juvenile Justice Process is Adjucation. This includes a similar trial in the adult justice system, judge reviews evidence, hears testimony, and determines guilt, and no juries in juvenile court.
  • The fifth step of the Juvenile Justice Process is Disposition. This is similar to sentencing in the adult justice system. Some possible outcomes are released back into custody of parents/guardians, Youth Development Center, 30-day sentence, and custody under the Department of Juvenile Justice.
  • So these were the 5 steps of the Juvenile Justice System.
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