What is probation?

If the court orders probation, the minor will be released to his/her parent or guardian and assigned a probation officer for a time to be determined by the court. The minor will report to the probation officer on a regular basis, also determined by the Court.

The court may also order mandatory restitution, where the minor and/or parent must compensate the victim for damages or loss, or participation in a community service restitution program.

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1. When is a child considered a juvenile delinquent?
2. What happens when a minor is picked up and taken into custody by the police?
3. How long will the minor be held in pretrial detention?
4. How do I post bond?
5. What happens next?
6. What is involved in commitment?
7. Will the minor need an attorney?
8. Who is responsible for attorney fees?
9. What is probation?
10. If the minor is formally adjudicated, will the minor have a record?
11. What if after a complaint is filed, the minor is not held in pretrial detention?
12. If the case is dismissed by the judge or referee will the minor have a record?
13. Will the minor have a record if the petition is denied?
14. Is school truancy handled by the family court?
15. What about running away from home?