Decides whether formal or informal intervention with the juvenile offender will be taken.
An informal hearing between the Family Court intake caseworker, juvenile offender and parent(s).
Meeting between lawyers to see if the case can be settled without going to trial or to see if all parties are ready for trial.
The trial of the juvenile offender.
A hearing at which the court decides placement, counseling or other remedial actions to be taken with the juvenile offender.
A legal order which requires a person to appear in Court to testify as a witness.
Court hearings to answer legal questions.
A delay asked for by the judge or either side. The judge must agree to the delay.
A sentence that places the juvenile offender under the close supervision of a probation officer.
An amount of money set by the Court to be paid to the victim of a crime for property losses or injuries caused by the crime.
Sheri Pummill, Victim-Witness Coordinator - a person available to assist victims and witnesses with the judicial process - Law Center Building, 210 S. Highlander Way, Howell MI 48843, 517-546-1850.