Delinquency Dispositions: Legal Overview. Janet Mason Institute of Government UNC at Chapel Hill March, 2006. Juvenile vs. Criminal. Before disposition, how is a juvenile case different from a case in criminal court? Extra Miranda warning Detention with no bail No self-representation
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Institute of Government
UNC at Chapel Hill
Before disposition, how is a juvenile case different from a case in criminal court?
This Is Not Criminal Court!
Dispositions Are Not Sentences!
disabled juvenile to area
mental health director
Available in every case
- Level 1 - Community
Available only if certain conditions are met
-Level 2 – Intermediate
- Level 3 – Commitment
- Violent: A-E felony
- Serious: F-I felony or A1 misdemeanor
- Minor: Class 1, 2, or 3 misdemeanor
Prior Adjudications considering:
A - E felony………………………… 4 points
F - I felony or A1 misdemeanor….. 2 points
Class 1, 2, or 3 misdemeanor….... 1 point
On probation at time of new offense..2 points
0 - 1 Low
2 - 3 Medium
4 or more High
1. If multiple adjudications in one session of court, use only most serious one
(0-1 pts) (2-3 pts) (4 or more pts)
VIOLENT Level 2 or 3 Level 3 Level 3
SERIOUS Level 1 or 2 Level 2 Level 2 or 3
MINOR Level 1 Level 1 or 2 Level 2
to the juvenile’s needs.
1. Always for minimum of 6 months
2. Always (almost) for indefinite period
a. adult maximum for same offense, or
b. age 18, if extended commitment is option