How is my child referred to the juvenile probation office?
A child is referred to the juvenile probation office by local police departments if they are between the ages of 10 and 18 and are alleged to have committed criminal charges consisting of misdemeanor or felony offenses. A juvenile referral form is submitted by the arresting office listing the juvenile's information, the alleged charges, and a detailed summary of what allegedly occurred. The police officer may inform you or your child that criminal charges are being filed but they are not obligated to do so.

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1. How is my child referred to the juvenile probation office?
2. Can a juvenile be fingerprinted or photographed?
3. Why was my child detained?
4. How do I contact or visit my child if he/she is detained or placed into emergency shelter care?
5. What happens after my child is detained?
6. What happens if my child has been arrested and criminally charged by the police but was not detained?
7. What happens at the intake interview?
8. Will my son/daughter be represented by legal counsel in Juvenile Court?
9. What are the expectations of my child if they end up on probation?
10. What are the collateral consequences of my child being Adjudicated Delinquent?
11. How does the juvenile expungement process occur after he/she has successfully completed probation?