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Self-Help Juvenile Justice

About Juvenile Justice

This page has an overview of what Juvenile Justice Court is, who goes there, what the Juvenile Justice Court does, and what laws are involved with Juvenile Justice Court.

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community programs

This pages lists community programs, such as truancy and Restorative Justice. Many of these work together with the Santa Clara County Juvenile Probation Department.

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Courthouse Location

This page answers questions about the Juvenile Justice Courthouse, such as where is it located, is there security, and when does the courthouse and clerk’s office open?

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detention facilities

This page has information about both local and state detention facilities. Depending on the crime and other circumstances, a juvenile may be placed in one of these.

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Juvenile Justice Hearings

How a minor might go through the Juvenile Justice system, from first police contact to release, or through hearings, detention, and probation. Also see info on "dual status" cases.

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Participants

This page describes the people who work in Juvenile Justice Court, explains who prosecutes a Juvenile Justice case, and answers typical questions families may have.

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released minor Programs

This page lists special Juvenile Probation Department programs for minors who don’t have to stay locked up, such as the Electronic Monitoring Program and Community Release.

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special courts

This page list special courts and programs to help minors and their families deal with certain problems, such as mental health issues and drug abuse.

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