What Could Happen

The Juvenile Officer reviews law enforcement reports to determine if a petition alleging charges will be filed, or the evidence doesn't support the charges, or that the most appropriate action would be to handle the case informally without a court hearing.  The impact upon the lives and property of victims is one of the determining factors when making this decision.

Victim Services - Family Court Victim Services works with the victims of juvenile crime in many ways.

Definitions of Common Juvenile Justice Terms