Good evening. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. Juvenile Delinquency Docket number begins with D or E Family Court Act Article 3.
A juvenile delinquent is a person over the age of 7 and under the age of 16 who commits an act that would be a crime (a misdemeanor or felony) if it were committed by an adult, and who requires supervision, treatment, or confinement. A child who commits certain serious, violent acts may also be treated as an adult in criminal court. An attorney is assigned to a child in a JD proceeding. Some families choose to hire a private attorney. JD proceedings follow the general procedure, including initial appearance, conference, factfinding hearing and dispositional hearing. After fact-finding hearing, dispositional options include conditional discharge, probation supervision, placement with DSS, and placement with Office of Children and Family Services. Placements may include foster care, group home, or institutional care. A juvenile delinquency proceeding does not result in a criminal record. However, Family Court, Probation and police records exist.
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