Juvenile Court in Orange County

The juvenile court is part of the superior court and there are three types of cases they deal with: Juvenile Delinquency cases, Juvenile Status Offense cases, and Juvenile Dependency cases.

Juvenile Delinquency cases involve minors that commit crimes that would be considered illegal even if they were adults.

Juvenile Status Offenses cases involve a minor that commit offenses that are only illeagel because they are children such as running away, not going to school or disobeying their parents.

Juvenile Dependency (Abuse and Neglect) cases occur when there may be abuse or neglect in the home. The juvenile court’s job is to protect the children in the family.

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