Adjudication: A determination by a judge that a juvenile has or has not committed the charge(s) listed in the complaint.
Allegation: An accusation included on the complaint form. When your child is alleged to have committed an offense, the state is required to prove that the allegation is true.
BPS:Bio Psycho Social Assessment. A series of questions asked to determine level of “care” and individual need. Often provided by a Care Manager and sometimes referred to as a 14 day plan.
BPSS:Bio Social Assessment for Sex Specific determination.
CMO:Care Management Organization. “Camden is Camden Partnership Of Children”. Traditionally funded by PerformCare to perform Behavioral, Emotional, Developmental Disabilities and Juvenile Court Involved youth. Can provide mobile crisis, out-patient therapy services, intensive in home therapy w behavior assistance or link to “Out Of Home” Residential if warranted. Performcare is the entrance to services by court order or by parent calling 877-652-7624. This is can be used as a Juvenile Detention Alternative if court permitted. *for case going to trial=It is recommended you don’t access without your lawyer permitting, as some information can be used if “intensive” information is released.
Client:The youth. Personal Note: Make yourself known to that you will be involved in every step of way, regardless if they tell you this is your child’s choice. Juvenile brains are not developed until older. Fight if you have to, complain if needed.
Complaint: A document filed with the court accusing a person of a crime or violation of the law. The complaint contains the charge made against your child.
Counsel-mandatory hearing: A court appearance in which the law requires your child to have a lawyer. This also is known as a formal hearing.
Counsel non mandatory hearing: A court appearance in which the law does not require your child to have a lawyer, although it is always advisable to consult with a lawyer. This also is known as an informal hearing.
DCPP:Department of Child Placement and Permanency. Child Protection Service.
Delinquency: An act by a juvenile under the age of 18 that if committed by an adult would constitute a crime, a disorderly persons offense, a petty disorderly persons offense, or a violation of any other statute, ordinance, or regulation.
Diversion or diverted complaint: The reviewers of the complaint have determined that the charge is not serious enough to require going before a judge or juvenile referee, so the matter is sent to an alternative program such as a Juvenile Conference Committee for potential resolution.
Detained or in detention: Your child is being held in a detention center or in a shelter facility.
Detention Review Hearing : If the court determines that the juvenile should continue to be detained, as detention review hearing shall be held within 14 days after the prior hearing. If detention is again continued, review hearing shall be held thereafter at intervals not to exceed 21 court days.
Disposition: A court-ordered outcome or resolution to a case for juveniles is called a disposition, and for adults is called a sentence.
Discovery : Information and evidence about a claim.
Five A Form: An application completed to determine Public Defender determination. Formal court hearing: A court appearance in which the law requires your child to have a lawyer. This also is known as a counsel mandatory hearing.
Informal court hearing: A court appearance in which the law does not require your child to have a Lawyer, although it is always advisable to consult with a lawyer. This also is known as a counsel non-mandatory hearing.
Incarceration: Your child is confined in a juvenile detention facility or youth correctional facility.
JDAI:Juvenile Detention Alternative Intuitive. Keeping the Juvenile in the least restrictive environment. Exhaust option if possible in community prior to being detained. Charges need to be reviewed for safety.
JISP:Juvenile Intensive Supervision Probation. The Juvenile Intensive Supervision Program (JSP) provides to juveniles adjudicated delinquent a program of community supervision and serves as a disposition option in the Family Court's continuum of responses. Juveniles who qualify present an individualized case plan that gives full assurance that their supervision in the community will result in positive social adjustments and not jeopardize the public's safety.
J.J.C:Juvenile Justice Commission. Can provide placement for examples such as E.g. Doves, Pineland. This is for intensive youth needs.
Plea: A formal statement by or on behalf of a defendant, stating guilt or innocence in response to a charge, offering an allegation of fact.
Probation: Adjudicated Alternative Juvenile Supervision is a disposition alternative that offers juvenile offenders the opportunity to remain in their own community under the supervision of a probation officer who monitors their compliance with the rules and conditions imposed by the Family Court Judge. Juvenile Reporting is on Weds in the Cherry Hill location. Sex Offenses receive specific Probation Officers and intensive compliance.
Waiving a right/waiver of a right: Giving up the right to a process or procedure such as a hearing. Waiver to be tried as an adult. The transfer of a juvenile delinquency charge to criminal court for processing as an adult.
Warrant: A court order instructing the police to pick up and transport your child to a detention center, shelter or to the courthouse for a hearing.
Wraparound:A philosophy of “treatment” that provides all supports to family. Family driven.
Megan's Law List:A tiered system for community records of sex “offenders”.
Juvenile Justice family Engagement Program Camden County FSO 1030 KINGS Highway North Suite210 CheRry Hill, NJ 08034 (856) 662-2600