PLEASE NOTE: Juvenile case information is confidential and no information will be provided over the phone.
In California, as in all states, there is a separate court system for persons under the age of 18, who are known as minors or juveniles. The juvenile court system was established with the belief that children could be successfully rehabilitated through intensive counseling, education and guidance, rather than punishing them in the adult criminal justice system.
The juvenile courts have the ability to intervene in three different types of circumstances:
As required by Rule 5.610(f)(2) of the CA Rules of Court, the following information is provided regarding Transfer-In Hearings on cases transferred from another county.
Probation is a juvenile justice alternative which assigns a probation officer to a minor. The probation officer supervises the minor to ensure that he/she obeys all laws. If the minor successfully completes the conditions of probation, the case against the minor will be dismissed. If the minor does not successfully complete the conditions of his probation, the officer will request the district attorney’s office to file the petition against the minor and court action will proceed.
Information on requesting records sealed can be found using this link to our local probation site
The Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts' Center for Families, Children & the Courts was established to maximize the effectiveness of court services for children and families, implement innovative court-related programs for them, and promote those services in the legal community and to the public. Visit the Center's Web site at: http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-family.htm