Juvenile Delinquency Programs

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The description of the programs below represent efforts by individual trial courts to enhance access
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Court Appointed Friend and Advocate - Santa Clara Superior Court
A pilot program for certain minors in the Deferred Entry of Judgment program that provides a minor with an advocate to support the minor in moving out of the juvenile justice system.

Delinquency Caseflow Management Process Improvement - Orange Superior Court
The court collaborates with local justice system partners to implement their Compliance Review and Wardship Status Review hearings for delinquency proceedings. The Court, justice partners, and public benefit from cases closing in a timely manner, as this process ensures appropriate supervision periods and results in fewer appearances in court.

Electronic Calendar Date Requests in Juvenile Justice - Santa Clara County Superior Court
Requests for continuances are e-mailed from Probation and the District Attorney directly to the court staff, saving time and providing a way to verify continuances were received.

Juvenile Justice Video Conferencing Program - Santa Clara Superior Court
Skype technology is used to allow minors in long-term placement outside of the county to attend their permanency planning hearings held every six months.

Succeeding Through Achievement and Resilience (STAR) Court - Los Angeles Superior Court
A partnership with the court and Probation to provide referrals to specialized services for underage victims of sex trafficking.

Youth Court - Merced Superior Court
The Merced Youth Court program provides a way of restoring justice after a juvenile has committed a misdemeanor, minor offense, or truancy. This early intervention program offers an alternative to going through the traditional juvenile justice system.

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Community Outreach: Community Justice Conference - Fresno Superior Court
A restorative justice project that involves a nine-week, evidence-based, early intervention program for first-time juvenile offenders to understand the consequences of their actions.

Court Ordered Debt: Defendant Payment Notification - Riverside Superior Court
Technology that provides payment notification reminders via text messages or e-mails two weeks before each payment is due to the court for criminal, traffic, and juvenile delinquency defendants who have opted-in to the program.

Criminal: Online Probable Cause Determinations - Contra Costa Superior Court
A web-based system that allows judicial officers to review probable cause declarations online. The arresting officer and jail are notified in real time to detain or release a detainee.

Juvenile Dependancy: Juvenile Mediation Program – San Mateo Superior Court
The Juvenile Mediation Program provides mediation services to parties in both Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Dependency matters. The Juvenile Delinquency program conducts restorative justice mediations between youth offenders and their victims to establish accountability of the offender in addressing the harm to the victimized party. The Juvenile Dependency program conducts mediation for various conflicts between parents, extended family members, caregivers, dependents, siblings, service providers, and social workers to support and preserve placements and relationships that support the best interests of the children. Both programs also provide mediations between parents and their children specifically to address issues around communication, boundaries, friends and associates, activities and household relationships, and responsibilities.

Technology/Digital Court Programs: eCase eXchange - Riverside Superior Court
eCase eXchange is a web-based program, accessed through a secured website, that allows authorized staff to upload and encrypt PDF versions of case files, generate electronic certifications, and produce receipts for record automatically.

Tribal-State: CASA Volunteer Cross Assignment Appointments in Tribal and State Court - Imperial Superior Court and the Quechan Tribal Court
The Quechan Tribal Court and Imperial Superior Court CASA Volunteer Appointments program allows for CASA volunteers to be sworn in by the tribal court and the state court, who can follow a child despite the separate jurisdictions of the two courts.

Tribal-State: Tribal Alliance - Riverside Superior Court
This collaboration strives to develop culturally appropriate services to minimize court and county intervention and increase tribal participation in issues involving Native American children and families.