Guide to juvenile justice court
This Guide contains information about
- What happens when a youth is arrested
- What happens in a juvenile justice (delinquency) case
- How to seal juvenile records
- Victim rights and restitution in juvenile cases
When a youth is accused of breaking the law, the case is generally handled in the juvenile justice system. This is very different from the adult criminal court system.
This guide is an introduction to the juvenile justice system for victims, witnesses, and those whose children and loved ones are involved in a juvenile case.
If a youth is arrested
Information about what you can expect if a youth is arrested.
What you can expect to happen in court.
Sealing juvenile records
Find out how sealing your record can help and how to ask to have your record sealed.
Victim restitution and rights
Information about victims' rights and restitution.