How long will my child be on probation?

Unlike the Adult Probation system, there is no set amount of time that a youth can be on formal probation. The youth will remain on probation until they meet all of the conditions of their probation or commit a new offense as an adult. The Judge is the only one who can release a child from the terms of their probation.

If the youth turns 18 and commits a new crime as an adult, often times the Juvenile Court will terminate juvenile probation. The Juvenile Court can maintain jurisdiction until the youth reaches the age of 21 and in some cases the age of 25.

Informal Probation and Diversion are generally a maximum of six months.

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2. My child was arrested. What happens now?
3. Should I retain an attorney?
4. How do I get a copy of the police report?
5. When will my child be released from Juvenile Hall?
6. What are my financial responsibilities?
7. What do I need to bring to my child’s first Court appearance?
8. What can I expect to happen in Court?
9. My child is out of control. Can I bring them to Juvenile Hall?
10. When can my child be tried as an adult?
11. My child was declared a Ward of the Court as the result of a sustained criminal charge and placed on probation. What can I now expect?
12. How do I find out who my child’s Deputy Probation Officer is and how to get a hold of them?
13. How long will my child be on probation?
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